How Dental Crowns Restore Damaged Teeth
March 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Any damage to a tooth should be repaired as early as possible by a dentist. When a tooth is left vulnerable for an extended period of dental crownstime, it can become susceptible to infection or further damage. A crown is a common treatment for tooth damage—it reinforces and strengthens the integrity of your naturally rooted tooth. Find out how a dentist at New York Dental Studio in midtown Manhattan can restore your damaged teeth with dental crowns.

Causes of Tooth Damage
Your teeth are naturally strong and resilient, but they can weaken over time due to wear and tear. Here are a few of the most common ways that people damage their teeth:

- injuries from contact sports
- repeatedly biting into hard substances or using teeth to open bottles
- allowing minor cavities to progress into tooth decay
- drinking or eating sugar-filled foods or foods that stain the teeth
- smoking (causes stains and weakens the enamel)
- grinding and clenching the teeth when sleeping

Fixing Damage with Crowns
Your midtown Manhattan dentist can repair damage with porcelain dental crowns. Crowns are designed to cover up damaged teeth and protect the roots. The dentist removes some of the damaged outer enamel to make room for the crown. It is bonded with a very strong bonding agent that will keep it in place for up to 10 years. With the crown there, your tooth has a chance to get stronger and is protected from future damage or infections.

Crown Maintenance
Although crowns blend with your smile and look just like your other teeth, they require a bit of extra care. Pay extra attention to it when brushing and flossing to ensure that plaque does not have a chance to develop around the base of the crown. Also, avoid biting into hard substances with the crown if you want to preserve the bond.

Make a Crown Appointment Today
Your dentist can thoroughly examine your teeth to determine if there is damage that should be covered up with a crown. Call the New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan at (212) 588-1809 today to schedule an appointment.