Dental crowns are a versatile type of restoration that can address a wide range of dental health issues. Bella Pinkatz, DDS, of Kew Gardens Dental P.C., serving the neighborhood of Kew Gardens in Queens, New York City, New York, creates beautiful and durable dental crowns for patients. Call today to schedule a visit, or book online in just a few clicks.
Dental crowns protect your natural tooth tissue by replacing all visible tooth surfaces with an artificial crown, sometimes called a “cap.” Once in place, modern dental crowns are visually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Crowns come in various materials. Porcelain-over-metal crowns are strong and also very attractive. All-porcelain crowns are beautiful and incredibly lifelike. In some cases, all-metal crowns are used to provide a strong barrier over your natural tooth tissue, especially for kids and their back molars.
Dental crowns offer an affordable and reliable way to address several common dental health issues. Some of the uses for dental crowns include the following:
Crowns can also secure a dental bridge in place and as the visible portion of dental implants.
During the planning stage, digital imaging helps your dentist determine if a dental crown is the best possible treatment option. On the day of your visit, an injection of numbing medication ensures you don’t feel anything during your treatment.
Your dentist begins by removing a portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the new crown. A set of digital impressions gives the dental lab all the information needed to craft your custom crown. A temporary crown protects your tooth until the new crown arrives.
You then return to the office to have your dentist check the crown for fit and appearance. Cementing the crown onto your prepared tooth is the final step. Expect some minor soreness for a day or two, after which your new crown will feel and function like your natural teeth. Your dentist checks your crown during your routine dental exams.
If you have additional questions or concerns, call the office to schedule a visit or book an appointment online in just a few moments.