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Crowns are very strong, durable covers that fit snugly over the entire tooth to hide cosmetic issues like broken teeth, deep discoloration, or large, dark fillings, while also providing strength to the tooth structure. They're often used on teeth that have had root canals to cover up the discoloration that usually follows a root canal and to help provide additional strength to the tooth, which may have been weakened by the removal of the interior pulp. They're also used in bridge procedures to provide strength and protection to the teeth used to support a bridge. During the consultation, general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Victoria Veytsman, will discuss the patient’s crown options and develop a treatment plan based on their needs. As part of Dr. Veytsman's commitment to patient safety, Cosmetic Dental Studios in Manhattan, New York is a metal and mercury free practice.
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A dental crown usually takes 2 appointments to complete. During the first appointment, Dr. Veytsman will prepare the tooth for the crown, take impressions of the tooth for the permanent crown, and place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where a customized crown(s) will be created for the patient. Once the crowns arrive back at the Cosmetic Dental Studios, the patient can schedule an appointment to have their permanent crown(s) fitted and set by Dr. Veytsman.
Patients do not usually have any pain after a crown is placed, but some patients experience discomfort or tooth sensitivity. Depending on the material, crowns can last from 7 – 40 years. Patients can extend the life of their crown by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting Cosmetic Dental Studios for regular exams and cleanings. If oral health is neglected, the tooth under the crown may develop a cavity or infection that will require more extensive treatment, like a root canal.
The total cost of a dental crown will depend on the materials used, as well as the amount of teeth treated, their condition, size, and location. Dr. Veytsman will go over estimated costs and financing options during the patient’s consultation and the front office can check with the patient’s insurance to determine if any of their costs are covered.
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If you are concerned about the condition of your teeth, schedule a consultation at Cosmetic Dental Studios to learn more about how crowns can help you. Everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile, so come in soon to find out how you can improve yours.