Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
A broken or damaged tooth, or one that undergoes a root canal, may benefit from a custom dental crown to protect the tooth and allow for the highest function. At DNTL, serving the community of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, New York, exceptional dentists Dmitriy Kuznetsov, DDS, and Semyon Tilis, DDS, expertly place custom crowns for men and women of all ages. If you have a broken or damaged tooth and need a crown, call DNTL to schedule a consultation, or book online today.
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Crowns Q & A
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a custom-made tooth covering or “cap” that fits over an individual tooth. Your DNTL dentist cements the crown in place so it becomes a permanent part of your mouth and protects the tooth underneath. Crowns are typically made of ceramic, porcelain, resin, or sometimes metals. Drs. Kuznetsov and Tilis often recommend ceramic and porcelain crowns because they look most like natural teeth.
When would I need a dental crown?
You may benefit from a dental crown for several reasons, including to:
- Protect a fractured tooth
- Protect a tooth that’s weak or decayed
- Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
- Restore a severely worn down tooth
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Act as your new tooth over a dental implant
- Cover a tooth with a large filling
Your dentist at DNTL creates your custom crown to closely match the surrounding teeth in size, color, and shape, so nobody will even notice the difference between the crown and your natural teeth. The crown improves the overall function of your mouth and contributes to your oral health, too.
What is the process of getting a crown?
It depends on your specific oral health and condition of your teeth, but typically, crowns take a couple of appointments to complete. When you receive a crown over a natural tooth, your dentist first prepares the tooth by removing some of the outer portion. This allows the new crown to fit perfectly over the tooth and between the surrounding teeth.
Your DNTL dentist also removes any disease or decay on the existing tooth before placing the new crown. Your oral health is the highest priority, so preparing your tooth and making sure it’s healthy is of utmost importance before placing the crown. Using the latest technology, your dentist makes an impression of your teeth to provide an exact model for the new crown.
While your new crown is being made, you may get a temporary crown to protect your tooth until the new crown is ready to be installed. At your next appointment, your dentist cements the custom crown in place and makes any necessary adjustments for your comfort and to ensure proper fit. Once in place, your dental crown functions and feels just like your natural teeth and improves the aesthetics of your smile.
Are you a good candidate for a dental crown? Find out by booking an appointment using the online system or calling the friendly office team at DNTL.