Crowns are replacement teeth that are usually made from porcelain. Crowns are placed over dental implants for durable, effective, and natural looking replacement teeth.
Like porcelain veneers and composite bonding, at the NYCCD, crowns can now be made to look as real as natural teeth. Unlike removable devices such as dentures which you can take out and clean daily, crowns bridges are attached permanently onto existing teeth.
If you have teeth that are broken or damaged, the damaged teeth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel to allow the crown to fit over it. At this point an anesthetic will be given to you to ensure that you do not experience any sensitivity or discomfort. A mold of the reshaped and surrounding teeth will be taken and sent to a lab for proper fitment and natural color matching.
A temporary crown will be placed in your mouth for a few weeks until the permanent crowns are sent back to us from the lab. After an application of a local anesthetic, the permanent crown will be set with a cement to ensure that it stays in place. With regular and routine dental care, crowns can last for several years and will always look natural during that time.
Our philosophy is to be as non-invasive as possible, so we only suggest a crown when a tooth is too badly broken down to support a bonding or veneer or if a pre-existing crown is to be replaced. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide you with a new replacement tooth. The porcelain used is similar to the material used for porcelain veneers, creating a life-like natural appearance.
We may recommend a bridge if you’re missing one or more teeth to span the space where the teeth have been lost.
We have provided dental crowns to New York City residents for years and we love to see our clients smile. If you live in the NYC area and are looking to do something about your broken or damaged teeth, give Dr. Layliev a call at 212.288.4455 or fill out the contact form for more information and to schedule an appointment for a consulation.
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