Things to Know About Dental Crowns

Things to Know About Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are customized tooth-shaped restorations that encase a damaged or weakened tooth, restoring its strength, shape, and functionality. Crafted from materials such as porcelain, metal, or a combination of both, dental crowns are meticulously designed to match the color and contour of natural teeth. Placing a dental crown involves reshaping the affected tooth, which is then securely bonded, providing durability and protection. At ToothDocs, dental crowns are commonly used to address issues like extensive decay fractures or to cover and support a tooth after root canal treatment, enhancing the tooth's structural integrity and aesthetic appearance.

The Types of Dental Crowns

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns

These crowns combine the strength of a metal base with the natural appearance of porcelain. While they offer durability and aesthetics, the metal underlying the porcelain may sometimes be visible as a dark line at the gum line.

Metal Crowns

Metal crowns, often made of gold or other metal alloys, are known for their strength and longevity. While they are highly durable and require less removal of the tooth structure, their metallic appearance makes them more suitable for molars or less visible areas.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia crowns are known for their strength, durability, and natural appearance. They are a popular choice for both front and back teeth, offering excellent aesthetics without the use of metal.

Composite Resin Crowns

Composite resin crowns are made from a tooth-colored material by our dentist in New York that can be closely matched to the natural tooth shade. While less durable than some other materials, they are a more affordable option and are suitable for restoring front teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Restoration of Tooth Structure

Dental crowns in Roslyn, New York, restore and strengthen teeth weakened by decay, fractures, or extensive damage. They provide a protective cover, preventing further deterioration and enhancing the tooth's structural integrity.

Protection After Root Canal Treatment

Following root canal therapy, where the inner pulp of a tooth is removed, a dental crown is often placed to protect the treated tooth from potential fractures and reinfection. This helps ensure the longevity of the tooth.

Aesthetic Improvement

Crowns can enhance the appearance of teeth by improving their shape, size, and color. Porcelain and ceramic crowns, in particular, closely mimic teeth' natural color and translucency, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result.

Improved Tooth Functionality

Crowns restore normal tooth function by providing a stable and functional chewing surface. This is especially important for molars and premolars, where chewing forces are more significant.

Whether preserving a natural tooth, enhancing aesthetics, or providing protection after root canal treatment, crowns play a vital role in modern dentistry. To know more about dental crowns, visit ToothDocs at 630 5th Avenue, Suite 1815, New York, New York 10111, or 1044 Northern Blvd., Suite 106, Roslyn, New York 11576. You can schedule an appointment online or call us at call (212) 969-9490 or (516) 625-0088.


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