Repair Damaged Teeth with Custom-fit Dental Crowns
Broken, chipped, cracked, and decayed teeth can make it difficult to speak and chew properly, and impact your confidence in your appearance. Dental crowns are customized, tooth-shaped restorations that encase the entire tooth down to the gum line. A crown restores a tooth damaged by decay or fracture, as well as provides strength to the remaining structure. Dr. Brandon Huang offers dental crowns at hisManhattan, NY, office to restore a healthy, attractive smile.
DENTAL CROWN BASICS
Crowns are often used after treatment of a cavity that is too large for a filling. You may also need a crown after a root canal, to replace a missing tooth in conjunction with a dental implant, or to improve the appearance of a severely discolored or misshapen tooth.
Crowns are typically made from porcelain fused to metal or ceramic. Both materials are strong, durable, and provide a natural-looking appearance.
DENTAL CROWN PLACEMENT
There are several steps to placing a crown, and you will need to visit New York Dental Studio at least twice to complete your treatment:
Initial consultation: Before Dr. Huang recommends a crown, he will examine your mouth and in some cases, take x-rays. You will also discuss any symptoms you are experiencing, such as sensitivity or pain.
Preparation: Your dentist will remove any damaged portions, clean your tooth, and then gently reshape it so the restoration fits comfortably.
Impressions: An impression of your tooth will be made. Our partner ceramist will use this information to create a customized crown that blends seamlessly with your smile.
Temporary crown: As your crown is being fabricated, you will be provided with a temporary restoration. It is important to avoid sticky and hard foods during this period as this may dislodge the temporary restoration.
Placing the permanent crown: After roughly two weeks, you will return to our office to receive your new crown. Dr. Huang will remove the temporary crown, attach the new restoration using a special dental cement, and adjust it to ensure a proper fit.
"Dr. Huang is known for his expertise in restorative dentistry and provides long-lasting crowns made of advanced materials."
BENEFITS AND AFTERCARE
Our dental crowns can provide multiple benefits for your health and appearance:
- Restored form and function
- Ability to enjoy your favorite foods again
- Improved comfort for broken or otherwise compromised teeth
- Natural-looking materials for seamless restoration
You can care for your crown just like your natural teeth. Brush twice daily and floss at least once a day to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Avoid chewing anything that could damage your restoration, such as pens or ice. Lastly, schedule routine checkups and cleanings with Dr. Huang to ensure the longevity of your dental crown.
LEARN MORE ABOUT RESTORING YOUR SMILE
Dr. Huang has built a solid reputation as a top New York City dentist over his 15 years of serving patients. He is especially known for his expertise in restorative dentistry. To learn more about our dental crowns, or to schedule a personal consultation, contact our office today.