If your tooth is cracked, has a large cavity, or a portion has broken off, it is important to repair it as soon as possible. These issues leave the tooth vulnerable to further damage and even internal infection. Once a tooth becomes decayed, the infection can spread into the soft pulp of the tooth. Left untreated, your tooth may fall out or require extraction. When one tooth is lost, this can also affect the rest of your bite. Maintaining the health of every tooth is essential.
A dental crown mimics the function and appearance of a tooth. When placed over a weakened tooth, this type of restoration can restore full form and function. Dental crowns have long been a trusted solution for repairing broken or decayed teeth. Crowns can also be used to support dental bridges or top dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Maintaining the health of every tooth is essential. Dental crowns are a trusted solution for repairing damaged teeth.
Our practice offers several tooth-colored crown materials that not only look lifelike, but can also provide substantial strength and durability. The type of dental crown that will best suit your needs depends on a variety of factors including the location of the damaged tooth, your budget, and whether aesthetics are a priority. Your doctor will discuss your goals and needs during your initial consultation. Payment plans and financing are available to cover any out-of-pocket costs.
First, the doctor will need to remove the damaged portion of the tooth. This is necessary in order to provide a secure and comfortable fit. Then we will take digital impressions which will be used to create your customized restoration. Our dental laboratory can typically create a crown in about seven business days, during which time you will be provided with a temporary restoration.
You will return to our office for the placement of the final crown. At this point in time, small adjustments can be made for the best possible result.
Qualifying patients may be eligible for a same-day crown. These restorations are composed of dental-grade porcelain and are created using our on-site milling machine. Typically, you can wait in our office for about an hour while your crown is being fabricated. The doctor will then secure your crown with dental cement and you can immediately enjoy its benefits.
At Manhattan Dental Practices, we pride ourselves on providing attentive, individualized care that results in long-lasting solutions. Find out if a dental crown can repair your tooth by contacting us online or calling (646) 216-5321.