Crowns are prosthetic teeth, or caps, that fortify teeth that aren’t strong enough to hold dental fillings or that have chips or cracks. At Brite Dental Spa in Midtown West, Manhattan, the team of oral health experts customizes crowns for each patient, so you get a natural restoration that matches your existing smile in look and function. If you think you might need a dental crown, make an appointment by calling the New York City office or booking online today.
The dentists at Brite Dental Spa place crowns over existing teeth to cover chips, cracks, discolorations, or severe decay. A crown covers the entire visible portion of the damaged tooth.
Dental crowns are commonly porcelain and match the color, shape, and strength of natural teeth. They also reflect light like your natural tooth enamel, so they blend in with your smile.
The team at Brite Dental Spa might suggest a crown for the following reasons:
Crowns can be part of a smile design to improve the uniformity of the shape and color of your teeth, too.
Getting a crown is a highly customized process. The team at Brite Dental Spa takes an impression of your teeth using the latest technology of the iTero scanner to get a digital, 3D pattern for your crown (or crowns). Your dentist fits you with a temporary crown as the impression is sent to a lab for fabrication.
At a future appointment a few weeks later, a restoration specialist places the crown, cements it into place, and carefully shapes it to match your bite. You leave the office with a new smile that’s functional and beautiful.
You care for a crown as you would any of your natural teeth. Continue to brush at least twice per day, floss once per day, and rinse with a disinfecting mouthwash. Regular dental cleanings and check-ups are important to maintaining the integrity of your crown and the rest of your teeth. With good hygiene, your crown should last for many years and even your entire lifetime.
If you have a damaged or compromised tooth that requires a crown, consult with the expert team at Brite Dental Spa. Call the office or book your appointment using the online booking tool.