Dental Crowns (Cap, Single-Tooth Dental Restoration) – New York, NY (Midtown)

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Overview

When one tooth is worn down or damaged, it may be saved with a crown. Sometimes called a cap, dental crowns are made custom to cover the needed tooth and colored to blend with your natural teeth for an attractive finish. At Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York, NY, a crown can treat a large area of decay, strengthen a damaged tooth, hold together a crack, or mask discoloration. Dr. Marianna Farber and her team work closely with the Jason J. Kim Oral Design New York Center, one of the premier laboratories in the area, in an effort to provide our patients with the best possible quality restorations. The laboratory will color match the material so your crowns can blend in naturally. Make an appointment with Dr. Farber to find out how a porcelain dental crown may repair or strengthen a damaged tooth while also boosting the total health of your mouth.

Best Candidates

Crowns may be wanted or needed for several different reasons. They may be placed to cover a weak, decaying tooth to prevent it from chipping or it may hold together a cracked tooth. Dental crowns may also fix a loose or worn-down tooth. They may be used to strengthen a tooth with a lot of decay that will not take a tooth-colored filling, serve as part of a dental bridge, or mask discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns may be glued over your tooth or connected by an implant. Porcelain crowns are ideal for both visible and hidden teeth and are customized to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth. During your consultation, Dr. Farber will discuss your choices and help you choose the best dental crown for your needs.

What To Expect

At your consultation, Dr. Farber will get dental impressions so your crown can be made to fit your tooth. In some cases, a temporary dental crown may be used to cover your tooth as your permanent crown is being crafted at the dental lab. As soon as your dental crown is made, the treatment area will be given a local numbing anesthetic. More sedation techniques may be used if you have dental anxieties or fears. When the anesthesia has taken effect, your tooth with be prepared by cleaning away debris and decay, then lightly filing the enamel to create space for your dental crown. Your dental crown can be either glued to your tooth or connected to an implant. Once set, the crown's fit will be adjusted so it is comfortable.

Recovery

Unless sedation was used, you will be able to leave the office once the procedure is done and get back to your day. You will also be given instructions on how to care for your crown, including any foods that should be avoided and cleaning. During your annual exams at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry, Dr. Farber will evaluate your dental crown and adjust it to keep it comfortable. She will determine when your crown should be replaced; however, with good care, it may last for several years. If you have any issues with your crown (if it falls out or is loose), call our office right away. Don't try to repair it or re-attach it because this may cause an infection or a bad fit.

Insurance Coverage

Based on your dental insurance, part of your costs may be paid. Once we talk to your insurance, we will be able to better calculate your personal costs. At your consultation, Dr. Farber will help you choose the best treatment plan that suits your needs and budget. She can also discuss payment methods along with financing to help make your procedure more affordable.

Custom Dental Crowns

A damaged or missing tooth may be treated with a dental crown at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry. Talk to Dr. Farber about how a dental crown can shield your tooth from continued harm and help to keep your mouth healthy. Offering different materials for your needs, a custom crown can blend with your teeth to keep your smile beautiful. Contact our team in New York to make an appointment with Dr. Farber.

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