New York, NY — Used to repair damage and decay or to replace a missing tooth, a dental crown is designed to strengthen a tooth and restore it to its normal size and shape. Dr. Marianna Farber, an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and a dentist in Manhattan, says dental crowns can last anywhere from a few years to a lifetime. To help patients make an informed decision about their dental care and to ensure individuals achieve the longest-lasting benefits possible, she has provided a helpful resource on the factors that affect crown durability.
Dental crown longevity will be based on a combination of high-quality dental work and excellent at-home care, Dr. Farber explains. She says dental crowns can last several decades if an experienced dental professional utilizes advanced techniques and technology when performing the procedure. She emphasizes the importance of maintaining as much natural, healthy dentition as possible to ensure a strong foundation for the crown. At-home care also plays a significant role, Dr. Farber notes. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups can help to protect the crown from damage. Furthermore, she says, potential concerns can be identified early and addressed as a result of these beneficial habits.
In addition to the typical lifespan of a dental crown, Dr. Farber suggests that many individuals are concerned with whether the dental crown procedure will be painful. She says an attentive, gentle, and skilled dental professional will seek to minimize discomfort during the process. At her practice, Dr. Farber says she administers a local anesthetic and monitors patients comfort throughout the process. Personal experience will vary, she notes; however, many people report that having a dental crown placed was faster and less vexing than anticipated. Dr. Farber encourages patients to voice their questions to their dentist to learn more about what to expect during treatment.
Ultimately, Dr. Farber believes that educating patients on the benefits and proper care of dental crowns can lead to longer-lasting results and greater satisfaction with the outcome. She says crowns can be an excellent, long-term option to restore function and aesthetics in certain cases of damage or decay.
About Marianna Farber, DDS
Dr. Farber is the founder of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry, located in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. In practice for over 15 years, she participates in continuing education and is involved in her local community. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Farber then completed additional training at the esteemed St. Barnabas Hospital. She is a member of numerous prestigious dental associations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Dr. Farber is available for interview upon request.
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115 E 57th St., Ste. 1520
New York, NY 10022