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Porcelain Crowns New York
A porcelain crown is a restorative dentistry technique that can address a wide variety of dental problems. When a tooth is damaged, the best type of restoration is determined by many different factors. The amount of decay, the size of a previous filling, or the risk of fracture of a tooth often make porcelain crowns the dental restoration of choice. SmilesNY offers porcelain crowns in New York City.
What are Porcelain Crowns?
A porcelain crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a damaged tooth to restore the tooth to healthy shape, size, and strength. Porcelain crowns are permanently cemented into place, fully encasing the entire visible portion of the damaged tooth.
When are Porcelain Crowns necessary?
Porcelain crowns serve many functions in restorative dentistry. They can protect and strengthen the tooth structure and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Porcelain crowns can be used to:
- Keep a tooth that has been weakened by decay from breaking or cracking
- Restore a tooth that has is broken or worn down
- Support a tooth that has been weakened by a large filling
- Provide structural support to a dental bridge
- Improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth
- Serve as a replacement tooth to cover a dental implant
What is the process for getting a Porcelain Crown?
During your initial visit at SmilesNY, your natural tooth is prepared for the porcelain crown and a precise impression is made. When preparing the tooth for a crown, it is important to maintain as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. Once the tooth is prepared and a mold has been made, a temporary crown is placed. The impression is sent to a lab, where your final porcelain crown will be made to its exact specifications. During a secondary visit, the porcelain crown is cemented into place. At this time, your SmilesNY dentist will make any necessary adjustments.
Who is a candidate for a Porcelain Crown?
If you have a fractured tooth, old broken down fillings, or a severely decayed tooth, a porcelain crown may be the best restorative option for your case. Your dentist at SmilesNY will discuss this option with you during your initial consultation.
How can I learn more about Porcelain Crowns?
The talented dentists at SmilesNY will be happy to discuss porcelain crowns in NYC with you. Please feel free to call (212) 752-6537 or schedule an appointment online in our New York office.