Dental Crowns in NYC
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When a tooth has suffered more damage or decay than can be repaired by a dental filling, we use a dental crown to restore its strength and function. Crowns give us the ability to remove the areas of a tooth that are compromised, while preserving the healthy tooth structure that remains. By saving your natural tooth, the supporting bone structure in the jaw is maintained and the adjacent teeth have more stability.
We offer same-day crowns at DDS Group, called CEREC crowns. This utilizes CAD-CAM technology, computer assisted design and computer assisted manufacturing.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns
How long do dental crowns last?
The lifespan of your dental crown depends on a few factors: the material you choose, proper care, and the amount of wear your tooth receives. Crowns can last a long time with good oral hygiene and maintenance, but on average, you can expect a crown to last 5 to 10 years.
Do crowns ruin your teeth?
No, crowns don’t ruin your teeth—crowns save your natural teeth from needing to be extracted due to damage or decay. We use crowns to strengthen compromised teeth and restore their function.
Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?
No, getting a crown is no more painful than getting a cavity treated. When your tooth is being prepared for your crown, we use local anesthetics to ensure that you don’t feel any pain while we work.
What is the difference between a crown and a cap?
“Crown” and “cap” both mean the same thing. In the past, crowns were often referred to as caps, but now the term crown is more commonly used.
Can you crown front teeth?
Yes, if you have a front tooth that is damaged or decayed, it can be repaired with a dental crown. For teeth that show when you smile, we recommend choosing a tooth-colored material like porcelain or zirconia for a natural appearance.
What type of crown lasts the longest?
Today’s dental technology means that most crowns will last a decade or more with proper care. Different materials are used depending on location and function of the tooth.
What is a crown?
In the dental world, a crown is a cap that looks like a tooth and is cemented to another tooth in need. This may be due to its need for strengthening, reshaping, or for cosmetic reasons. Crowns cover the original tooth, but it looks just like a healthy tooth – and functions like one too.
Most crowns today are made to match and blend with your real teeth.
What can I expect when getting a crown? Will it hurt?
Getting a crown usually takes multiple visits. However, at DDS Group, we offer same-day crowns. That means you come into our office with a tooth that needs some attention — and you leave with a crown and a beautiful smile.
The initial dental work will be done to prepare the tooth for the crown. This will vary depending on your situation. Then, digital impressions of your teeth will be taken using the CEREC Omnicam. This is a fast and easy procedure that is much more comfortable than traditional impression methods. The crown is created in-house and then bonded to your tooth with dental cement, curing it with ultraviolet light.
Getting a crown is a rather painless procedure with the possibility of only mild discomfort. Should you have any pain or any concerns, speak to your doctor.
Are there any after-care instructions to follow after getting a crown?
After getting your new crown, you may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold foods/beverages, but this should only be temporary. If your gums are tender, rinse your mouth with warm salt water 3 – 5 times per day. It could take a few days for the tenderness to dissipate.
When it comes to food, temporarily avoid chewing sticky things, such as gum, certain candies, and even thick caramels. Remember, your crown was cemented to your tooth, so you want to give it a chance to form a tight, lasting bond.
Your dentist should have tested your bite and made any necessary adjustments before you left the office. If your bite continues to feel off, be sure to contact our office.
How can I care for my new crown?
You care for your crown just like you do for the rest of your teeth. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and making your appointments for cleaning and maintenance as we discussed in your treatment plan.
With proper care and attention, your new crown can last 10 – 15 years or longer.
What happens if I choose not to get a crown?
Crowns are designed to make weak teeth stronger. If you choose not to move forward with getting your crown, you may end up with your tooth cracking or crumbling.
How can I get a same-day crown?
If you are ready to get your same-day crown at DDS Group, contact our office at 212-269-6655 or schedule your appointment online.