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When you have teeth that are broken, cracked, misshapen, or badly damaged, a dental crown can help restore your smile. The team of dental experts at Wall St Dental Spa, located in the Financial District of New York City, is experienced and skilled at creating customized crowns that look and feel like your natural teeth. To see if a crown may be a good fit for you, call or book an appointment online.
A dental crown is a prosthetic tooth that’s placed over your natural tooth when it’s damaged or misshapen. Placement of a crown is the most common of all dental restorations and is an effective way to improve your smile and protect your oral health.
Using material such as resin, porcelain, ceramic, or other durable materials, a customized crown at Wall St Dental Spa fits over the top of a damaged tooth. A dental crown covers the part of the natural tooth that sits above the gum line, or the crown of the tooth.
When a crown is in place, you can’t tell the difference between the restoration and your natural teeth.
Crowns are used to both restore your smile and to protect your oral health. When you have decay that erodes away natural teeth material, and a dental filling makes the tooth weak or prone to breaking off, a crown can protect the tooth in the long-term.
Crowns may also be used as part of a dental implant when there has been tooth loss. In this case, a dental post is screwed directly into the jawbone, and the crown is placed over the dental post, rather than the natural tooth.
Your crown placement may take place over the course of a couple of visits to Wall St Dental Spa. During your visit for crown placement, your dentist removes any decayed material from your natural tooth. Then, they shape the remaining tooth in order to create a foundation for your crown.
During this same visit, they take impressions of your remaining tooth. This may be done digitally, or by using a specialized mold. Your dentist then places a temporary crown, which allows for normal eating and drinking while your permanent crown is being created.
In about 1-3 weeks, you return to the office for placement of your permanent crown, which is permanently secured using a special adhesive that cures and hardens over time.
To see if a crown is the right restoration for you, call or book an appointment with Wall St Dental Spa today.