What are Dental Crowns?
August 28, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: missing teeth   crowns   Damaged Teeth  

Dental Crown DiagramA crown is a tooth-shaped dental implement that helps over two million patients per year hold onto the beauty and resilience of their smiles according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Crown placement is key to restoring a tooth after a significant loss of dental enamel or an injury. At New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY, a dentist will check your smile and tell you if you could benefit from getting a custom porcelain crown.

Dental Crowns: What They Are and What They Do
Unlike bone tissue, dental enamel does not grow back if you improve your oral hygiene, so a damaged tooth has to be reinforced when it loses its strength. Crowns cover up the most vulnerable layers of your teeth, which are more susceptible to disease. They are smooth and polished on the outside, and hollow on the inside. Dentists use them after root canals to replace the dental material that has to be removed for this restorative procedure. Crowns are also commonly used in dental emergencies, such as when a tooth chips during a sports injury.

Crown Installation
Placing a crown is a relatively easy procedure, but it will take some time to have a custom device created just for you. At your first appointment with your Midtown Manhattan dentist, the outer tooth matter must be removed to allow room for the hollowed-out crown. You’ll return to the office after a couple of weeks so that it can be permanently cemented to your treated tooth. 

Crown Benefits
If you have been struggling with a soft, weak, or sensitive tooth for some time, you will immediately notice the benefit of your crown when chewing your food or biting into something that's a bit tough. Crowns help preserve your smile health and save teeth, but they are also chosen for cosmetic reasons. Soon after your appointment, you will likely forget that you ever had to have one installed. It will look very natural, feel comfortable, and match the rest of your teeth. You can return to eating your favorite foods and flashing your smile without feeling insecure about how your tooth looks. 

Save Your Smile
Dr. Brandon Huang, a dentist at New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY, can save your smile with a dental crown and other beneficial treatments. Call (212) 588-1809 today to schedule a visit to his office.