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Porcelain Crowns

When teeth have more damage, such as larger fractures or tooth decay, porcelain crowns are a great option to restore them to a beautiful smile. Whereas veneers cover the front of the tooth, a crown covers every surface of the tooth. Porcelain crowns have an advantage over older metal-based ceramic crowns in both strength and esthetics. Layered porcelain crowns can mimic the translucency and dimension of natural tooth structure giving you beautiful results that no one will suspect are crowns.

Repairing and Restoring Damaged Teeth in Midtown Manhattan

If you are suffering from a broken or damaged tooth, you probably don’t feel like you have much to smile about. Besides the pain and discomfort from the injured tooth, you avoid smiling because you’re self-conscious about how it will look. Porcelain crowns can restore your smile. They are an attractive solution for tooth repair.

The Restorative Dentistry Solution

Porcelain crowns cover the whole tooth completely and look totally natural. Whether they are used to cover a broken, chipped, or worn tooth, they are designed to fit the tooth perfectly and blend in for a natural appearance. They are a restorative dentistry solution for broken, discolored, or damaged teeth.

Crowns protect weakened teeth, support cracked teeth (to keep them from further damage), restore broken teeth, and restore the appearance of a beautiful healthy smile. They create a sturdy foundation to support the remaining structure of the teeth from further damage. Because they look so natural, no one will even know you have crowns. There are no tell-tale signs as with some other dental appliances.

What is the Procedure for Placing Porcelain Crowns?

  1. You will be required to have at least two visits to your Midtown Manhattan dentist. In the first appointment, the dentist will make preparations for the crown to be made. The tooth may need to be repaired and filled so that the crown will fit over it completely.
  2. An impression of the teeth will also be made for proper fitting later. At this point, you can ask your Midtown Manhattan dentist to order your crown in a color you like let’s say a lighter color. When everything is finished, the impression will be sent to the lab for the porcelain crown to be made. You will have a temporary crown to cover the tooth while the permanent crown is made. This helps to be able to eat and smile normally.
  3. At the next appointment, the temporary crown will be replaced by your new permanent porcelain crown. It will be bonded to the tooth to keep it on permanently and provide a stable protective cover for damaged teeth. After that, you can treat your crown as a natural tooth.

    Porcelain crowns make a beautiful replacement for old metal dental work. They are functional and attractive so you’ll want to smile more and show off those pearly whites. As a tooth restoration procedure, porcelain crowns provide a natural-looking smile makeover. You’ll definitely feel like smiling when you see how beautiful they are and how nice they look when you smile.

Types of Crowns

Crowns are designed to provide strength and support for damaged teeth, restore functionality, and improve the appearance, color and texture of your teeth. There are several types of crowns your Midtown Manhattan dentist may use for your smile makeover. They will determine the best ones to suit your individual needs. These types include:

  • Metal crowns: Patients who like the look of a gold tooth may want the metal crown. These typically only appeal to a limited number of people so they are not used as often as porcelain or ceramic crowns.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns: Also known as PFM crowns, this type of crown has a metal interior covered by porcelain. A PFM crown is strong and very durable. The porcelain covering is shaded to match the color of your natural teeth. This type is not quite as popular as some people have an allergy to the metal portion of the crown.
  • Ceramic zirconia crowns: ceramic crowns combine the strength of metal with the beauty of porcelain. It is made to withstand the pressure of biting and chewing and still look like your natural teeth.
  • All-porcelain crowns: This is a popular recommendation for most patients because they are well-tolerated by most everyone and they look very real. These are great for people who are sensitive to metal and provide a strong base for chewing while protecting the fragile tooth underneath.

The Porcelain Crown and Bridge Solution in Midtown Manhattan

Crowns are not only meant to be a cosmetic solution for broken teeth, but they also help protect the tooth from further damage and support the surrounding teeth from becoming damaged as well. They can also be used with a dental bridge in the case of a missing tooth. Dental implants are often used by New York Total Dental to restore missing teeth, but when implant placement demands complicated procedures, a bridge is the solution especially for a single missing tooth. if it is only one tooth it can be enough to help secure the bridge while providing a solution to the problem. The crown and the bridge are bonded to the teeth with a dental adhesive which makes them very durable so you can do what you normally do, eat, smile, and talk.

Crowns are designed to perfectly mimic the look and feel of real teeth. If you have bad teeth as a result of genetics, poor oral hygiene, or suffered an injury to the tooth it is possible to correct it with the use of crowns. It is a good restorative solution to a missing or damaged tooth.

Besides damaged teeth, they can also be used as a cover for unsightly fillings, multiple fillings with different colors, and in cases where a tooth had to have a root canal therapy. It will cover and protect it from damage and keep food particles from getting under the tooth. They make the teeth stronger by protecting the weak ones from being damaged further and provide strength to the other teeth for chewing.

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