Dyker Heights Dentist
A complete smile filled with whole, strong, great-looking teeth is everyone’s goal. And here at Fifth Avenue Dental Associates, we make it a priority to help you achieve it. And with crowns and bridges, there are a variety of applications that can be of use to you.
A crown is made out of porcelain or porcelain baked to metal or even ceramic. It is fastened to your existing tooth to augment it if it has been weakened by tooth decay. Or it can be used to cover a tooth that is aesthetically displeasing, such as when it is discolored, misshapen, chipped, or cracked. And after root canal therapy, for example, a crown will restore your tooth back to its full and functional size. Our Dyker Heights dentist will take impressions and send them to the dental lab, where your crown will be fashioned. It will then be cemented to your tooth. When you’re missing one or more teeth, a bridge, either a fixed or removable one (also called dentures), will give you back your full smile. You will be able to chew and speak with confidence. And with a fixed bridge, there is yet another use for crowns. The bridge, in addition to being cemented to your gums, is also attached to the neighboring tooth on either side. To do so, the teeth are filed down. Anchors are then added. And crowns are cemented over the anchors for a secure hold. Removable bridges do not require the loss of any nearby tooth material. Our Dyker Heights dentist can have you wearing your new bridge in about a month, start to finish.
Schedule an appointment to come in and see our Dyker Heights dentist for a crown or a bridge. Don’t settle for a less-than-ideal set of teeth. It’s not at all difficult to improve them.
11209 dental crowns
Dental crowns, also called caps, are used as restorations to reinforce a tooth that is cracked or weakened by tooth decay; to augment a tooth drilled down for root canal therapy; for covering a tooth that is crooked, poorly shaped, or discolored; to top off teeth that were drilled to be used as anchors for a dental bridge; and as the tooth portion of a dental implant. With that wide variety of possibilities, it’s easy to see just how versatile a crown can be. At Fifth Avenue Dental Associates, we want your teeth to be strong and healthy as well as looking great. With our 11209 dental crowns, we can make that a reality.
What are crowns made out of? Porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and ceramic are popular choices. The point of using these materials is that they give you an attractive, tooth-colored restoration that blends in well with the look of your other teeth, giving you a uniform smile. Our dentist will discuss with you the best choice based on factors such as the location of the tooth in your mouth (front or back, for example), and whether you have habits that make tooth discoloration more likely (porcelain is more resistant to stains than other materials used for crowns). No matter whether you get porcelain, ceramic, or porcelain-fused-to-metal, you can be sure that our 11209 dental crowns are strong and durable.
Having a crown placed typically will take two sessions at our office. On your first visit, we will take impressions of your mouth that will be sent off to the dental lab. There, your crown will be fashioned to precision. On your second visit, our dentist will fit the crown to your tooth, make any adjustments that might be necessary, and finally cement it into place. In some instances, such as when you have root canal therapy performed, we will fit you with a temporary crown between sessions. This is so that your tooth is protected from contamination until your permanent one is fitted. Thanks to our 11209 dental crowns, you can save a tooth that might otherwise either be of little use or need to be removed.