If one of your molars or premolars gets damaged or develops a cavity, dental crowns can prevent further problems by restoring your ability to bite and chew. At ToothDocs, with locations in Roslyn, New York, and two offices in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, the team uses dental crowns to restore smiles. To schedule an appointment at the nearest location, call the office, or book online today.
Dental crowns are oral restorations used to repair a damaged or severely decaying tooth. The team at ToothDocs bonds them in place using dental cement, restoring your tooth’s strength, appearance, and integrity.
Dental crowns are made from various materials, including ceramic, porcelain, stainless steel, and amalgam. The type that’s right for you depends on your budget, oral health history, and the extent of the damage or decay.
Dental crowns can correct a variety of tooth-related problems. At ToothDocs, the team regularly uses crowns to:
They also use dental crowns to improve the appearance of severely discolored or misshapen teeth.
At ToothDocs, getting a dental crown typically takes two appointments spaced one or two weeks apart.
At your initial appointment, the team conducts an oral exam, asks about your goals for treatment, and takes oral X-rays to determine the extent of the damage. They then administer a local anesthetic and prepare your tooth to receive a crown.
After preparing your tooth, the team takes impressions and sends them to a dental laboratory that manufactures a custom crown. A week or two later you return to the office and the team bonds your crown in place. They polish your crown, assess your bite, and provide you with tips for keeping your crown in optimal shape.
Dental crowns typically last between 10-15 years. It’s possible to extend the life of your dental crown by practicing good oral hygiene. The team at ToothDocs recommends brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting the office twice a year for an oral exam and professional cleaning.
If possible, try to avoid bad habits like nail-biting or opening objects with your teeth. In addition, if you play contact sports, make sure to wear proper protective equipment, including a mouthguard.
To learn more about the benefits of dental crowns, request a consultation at ToothDocs. Book online, or call the nearest New York City office to speak with a caring staff member today.