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Dental Crowns in Manhattan, NY

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what ARE Dental Crowns?

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.

What are the benefits of dental crowns?

There are many benefits to dental crowns, including:

  • Restoration of a damaged or broken tooth
  • Protection against further damage or decay
  • Custom-made to best fit your tooth
  • Long-lasting results
  • A simple and quick procedure

Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Manhattan, NY women and men may require placement of a crown to treat a range of oral conditions and to restore proper function and appearance to a tooth. The most common reasons for needing a dental crown include:

  • Teeth that have cracks or fractures
  • Eroded or worn teeth
  • Deeply stained or misshapen teeth
  • Moderate areas of tooth decay
  • Replacement of large, failing fillings
  • Teeth that have received endodontic treatment
  • As part of a dental bridge for tooth replacement
  • Completion of individual dental implants

At Cosmetic Dental Studios, a crown can be performed for the back and front teeth and can be created from a high-grade ceramic, other natural-looking materials, porcelain, or a precious metal (like gold). Dr. Veytsman can take a look at your tooth and help you choose the ideal type of dental crown procedure for your personal oral health needs and aesthetic preferences.

How Are Dental Crowns Performed?

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. 

What Should I expect After Dental Crowns?

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.

What Are the Anticipated Costs of Dental Crowns?

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.

Dental Crowns FAQ

When does a tooth typically need a dental crown?

Dental crowns both protect and preserve a tooth that has been weakened or worn down and provide a natural-looking aesthetic improvement. Dental crowns are also used as part of a dental bridge to anchor it in the mouth. Typically, Dr. Veytsman may recommend a dental crown for teeth that are:

  • Decayed
  • Cracked
  • Worn down
  • Chipped
  • Discolored
  • Misshapen

Will my dental crown look natural or fake?

Dr. Veytsman takes special care when creating a dental crown to make sure the shade, shape, and color of the crown match the natural teeth in your smile — so that it blends in and nobody will know you have a dental crown but you.

Is getting a dental crown painful?

While there is some tooth preparation necessary to place a dental crown, Dr. Veytsman will use a local anesthetic to numb to the treatment area to keep you comfortable during the procedure. After a crown is placed, some patients may have some mild tooth sensitivity as the tooth adjusts to the new crown, but this is easily managed and typically goes away quickly.

How long does a typical dental crown usually last?

With good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, most patients can expect their crown to last up to 10 years or longer.

How many appointments are needed to get a dental crown?

Most dental crowns are placed in two appointments — one to prepare the tooth and another to place the permanent crown. Between the two appointments, patients wear a temporary crown.

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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.

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