The term dental crown can be frightening for some patients, but it shouldn’t be. Crowns are a common method for creating more beautiful teeth and saving damaged teeth. Crowns are simply tooth-shaped caps that go on over your natural teeth to maintain a perfect, pearly white smile. Before setting up an appointment, consider asking these questions.
What are Dental Crowns Made Of?
Dental crowns are made of one of two materials: porcelain or metal. This porcelain is also known as dental ceramic and is sometimes bonded to or combined with a metal alloy for strength.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
Crowns will likely have to be replaced once or twice in a person’s lifetime. Just like natural teeth, crowns can become discolored and need to be replaced.
Can a Dental Crown Improve My Smile?
This very important question can only be answered by a dentist. Your dentist will need to examine your teeth before deciding whether crowns are right for improving your smile. In many cases, dental crowns can cosmetically improve the shape and color of your smile.
Dental crowns are made for each individual patient. Your dentist will take a mold of your teeth and use that to create the crowns. This ensures that your smile retains a natural look once the crowns are placed.
We strive to make the crown placement procedure as pain-free as possible. The procedure is minimally invasive, but your dentist may offer local anesthetic or nitrous oxide. Once created, crowns are placed on your teeth with a strong bonding agent so they’ll last for years to come. If you’re considering crowns to create a more beautiful smile, it’s time to reach out to a cosmetic dentist. Dr. Emanuel Layliev can help you decide which crowns are right for you to make your smile the best it can be. Set up your consultation today by calling 212-288-4455.