If you have fractured or chipped teeth, a crown can help restore your smile so you feel confident again. At Luxury Dental, PC in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn, New York City, and Lynbrook, New York, the team offers a variety of crowns to improve the appearance of your teeth. To learn more about crowns and which type is right for you, call the office to schedule an appointment today.
A crown is a cap-like cover inserted on top of a tooth. A crown helps protect your teeth, makes it stronger, and improves its appearance. In addition, a crown can also be used to fix fractured or chipped teeth and stabilize bridges or dentures.
At Luxury Dental, PC, the team offers different types of crowns, such as:
If you want a metal crown without being able to see metal in your teeth, you can get metal crowns fused with porcelain on top. Porcelain creates a glass looking surface that’s very durable, allowing you to have the same stability that metal provides.
This type of crown is the best option for restoring teeth that are in poor condition, such as teeth that have been fractured or decayed. A full Zirconia crown helps to protect the top of the tooth while taking the force of the bite, preventing the tooth from further damage. It also gives your teeth the size and shape necessary for a healthy bite.
A ceramic bonded crown doesn’t have metal at the bottom. Luxury Dental, PC uses specially designed cement to attach the ceramic to the tooth. These types of crowns aren’t recommended for the back teeth since they bear most of the weight in a bite, but a great alternative to non-metallic restoration Zirconia crown which perfectly sits for posterior teeth meeting expectations such as cosmetic and functional.
Sometimes a tooth is in such bad shape that a crown can’t be placed. In that case, it’s still possible to place a crown, but another procedure may be necessary.
During your consultation, your dentist evaluates if you are a candidate for a crown and if you need additional procedures prior to placing your crown.
You may need a reinforcing post placed inside your tooth prior to inserting a crown if your tooth previously had a Root Canal Treatment.
To ensure that your tooth can support a crown, your dentist at Luxury Dental, PC might decide to place reinforcement at the base of your tooth. This acts as a foundation so your crown stays in place.
These two procedures are only necessary if your tooth is in bad condition. Usually, a crown can simply be placed on top of your tooth.
Having a crown doesn’t mean you can’t get gum disease or tooth decay. The bacteria in your mouth still produce acids that can eat away at a crown so it’s important to keep up with good hygiene and regular checkups.
To learn more and see if crowns are right for you, call the office to book an appointment today.