Posts for: January, 2018
Are you ready to find out just how dental crowns can protect damaged teeth?
Cracked tooth? Needing a root canal? We know these are issues you would like to avoid at all costs, but sometimes dental problems arise that require immediate care from our Midtown, NY, general dentist Dr. Kara Mason. Of course, you might be wondering what’s next if you are dealing with a damaged tooth or a tooth weakened by an infection. This is where a dental crown comes into play.
What is a crown?
A crown is a restoration that can be used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps made from tooth-colored materials such as porcelain or composite resin so that it most closely resembles the appearance of a real tooth.
What does a crown do?
A crown is a pretty amazing restoration because it is extremely versatile. When people think about crowns they most often think of them for restoring a weak or damaged tooth. This is probably one of the most common reasons a person requires a dental crown. If a tooth has incurred extensive damage due to decay, infection or trauma then a crown will be used to improve not just the appearance but also to strengthen the tooth.
Of course, if you have a tooth that is severely malformed or discolored then you may also want to consider getting dental crowns from our Midtown, NY, cosmetic dentist to improve the shape, color and overall appearance of one or more teeth.
Lastly, crowns can also be instrumental in replacing one or more missing teeth. If you have several missing teeth in a row then you may choose to get a dental bridge to replace those teeth. If so, crowns will be cemented over the natural teeth on either side of the gap to stabilize the false teeth in the middle. A crown is also used to cover a dental implant to replace one or more missing teeth.
Do you have questions about dental crowns? Do you want to know if your smile could benefit from this restorative treatment? If so, then call GentleDentalNYC in Midtown, NY, today to schedule your consultation.