At Emergency Dentist NYC, in Union Square, Manhattan, the experienced dental specialists want nothing more than to help you keep your natural teeth. Dental crowns are often used to fix or protect your natural teeth damaged by injury or decay. To schedule an appointment with the dental experts to learn more about dental crowns, contact the office in New York City by phone or online today.
A dental crown, also referred to as a dental cap, is a dental restoration that covers your natural tooth to restore structure and function. Your dental crown may also protect and strengthen your tooth and improve appearance.
There are many reasons you may need a dental crown. Your dentist at Emergency Dentist NYC discusses why you would benefit from placement of a dental crown during your evaluation.
Some of the most common reasons you may need a dental crown include:
You may also need a dental crown for a large cavity that can’t be treated with a filling.
At your initial consultation, your dentist at Emergency Dentist NYC reviews the details of what you can expect during your dental crown placement. You may require at least two visits to the office for preparation and placement of your dental crown.
During your first appointment, your tooth is prepared for your dental crown, which includes filing down your natural tooth to make room for your dental crown. Once your natural tooth is prepared, your dentist uses a digital impression machine to create a mold of your tooth, which is used to create your permanent dental crown. Then, your dentist places a temporary dental crown over your prepared tooth.
Once your permanent tooth is ready, you return to the office for placement. First, your dentist removes your temporary crown and cleans your natural tooth and the surrounding area. Then, your permanent crown is cemented in place over your natural tooth.
With good care, your dental crown can protect your natural tooth for up to 15 years. To improve the longevity of your dental crown, the team at Emergency Dentist NYC recommends you treat your crown just like your other teeth, brushing and flossing daily. It’s also important to attend your regular dental exams so your dentist can monitor your oral health, as well as your crown.
To schedule an appointment with the dental experts at Emergency Dentist NYC to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental crown, call the office or request an appointment online today.