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Dental Crowns Specialist

286 Madison Dental -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

286 Madison Dental

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Midtown, New York, NY

If you have tooth damage from decay, disease, or an injury, you have to be extra careful when eating and speaking to avoid further damage. With a durable custom crown from 286 Madison Dental in Midtown, Manhattan, you no longer have to hesitate before eating the crunchy foods you love. Plus, your crown is made just for you to look like a natural part of your smile. Call the New York City office or book your consultation online for dental crowns at 286 Madison Dental today.

Dental Crowns Q & A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are covers that look exactly like your regular teeth but fit over them and reinforce their structure. Your dentist at 286 Madison Dental might recommend a crown if your tooth has damage from decay, is weak and susceptible to damage, or broken. 

You can also get a crown to fit over a dental implant, as part of a dental bridge procedure, or to improve the appearance of a discolored tooth. Following a root canal, it is very common to require a dental crown to protect the tooth.

In any case, a dental crown fortifies your tooth so you can continue to chew and speak safely and protect your oral health. 

There are numerous materials available for dental crowns. You can choose between porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full gold. If you’re going for a natural appearance, full porcelain is a good choice. It takes on a toothlike quality in color and translucence.

Porcelain fused to metal and full gold crowns are very strong and stable. They’re a great option for teeth near the back of your mouth that aren’t readily visible and need extra strength for chewing. 

What is the process for getting dental crowns?

If your dentist decides that your problematic tooth is worth saving with a crown, they start by giving you a local anesthesia before preparing the tooth by shaving down its size. 

Once they shape it small enough for a crown to fit over, they take iTero® digital impressions and send the images to the lab. 

Your crown takes 2-3 weeks to make in the lab. During this time, your dentist gives you a temporary crown to wear over your prepared tooth and protect it. Then, you come back for a second appointment where your dentist bonds your custom crown to your tooth.

Are same-day crowns available?

At 286 Madison Dental, you may have the option to get a CEREC® same-day crown. For a same-day crown, the team takes a digital 3D image of your mouth instead of the traditional impression mold. 

Using the CEREC machine, they can make a quality porcelain crown for you in under 30 minutes. They choose a color that closely matched your natural surrounding teeth.

What are the benefits of getting a dental crown?

Crowns are very versatile, and dentists recommend them for a number of dental fixes. The benefits that you enjoy after getting a dental crown might include:

  • Covering an implant
  • Protecting a damaged or decayed tooth
  • Holding a broken tooth together
  • Improving your tooth’s shape
  • Improving your tooth’s color

You can get crowns for purely cosmetic purposes, but most often it is for structural reinforcement. They last for between 10 and 15 years if you take care of them and avoid biting down on solid objects, like pencils, popcorn seeds, and ice. 

To review your options for dental crowns with a professional, call or click to book an appointment at 286 Madison Dental today.