Crowns

Madison Avenue Dentists, PC -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Madison Avenue Dentists, PC

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

Dental crowns play a very versatile role in dentistry — they protect, improve, and strengthen your existing teeth. At Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, Stella Oh, DDS, and Ash Estafan, DDS, are both prosthodontists who have extensive training in creating the right crowns for each patient’s teeth. They tailor their crowns to each tooth, ensuring optimal form and function. To learn more, call the office in Midtown Manhattan, New York, or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

Crowns Q & A

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a cap your dentist places over your tooth that’s designed to strengthen, protect, or hide the tooth. The crowns are made from high-strength ceramic, a material that matches the color of your natural teeth, right down to their translucency. And the ceramic material is also strong enough to stand up to the daily rigors of chewing and cleaning.

Why would I need a dental crown?

The team at Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, turns to dental crowns to accomplish many objectives, including:

  • Protecting a tooth that’s had extensive dental work
  • Providing an anchor for a bridge or dentures
  • Covering a discolored tooth
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Preserving a cracked tooth

As you can see, a dental crown is a workhorse when it comes to your dental health.

What are my options in dental crowns?

While many dentists provide just one type of crown, the providers at Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, take care to ensure that your crown excels in both appearance and function.

For example, your dentist may choose a more translucent ceramic restoration for your front teeth but turn to a less translucent and more durable material for your hard-working back teeth.

The prosthodontists at Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, understand when you need more than one crown, other considerations need to be weighed, such as:

  • The plane of your bite
  • Phonetics
  • Cosmetics

Because a prosthodontist has additional training in crowns, your provider at Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, works diligently to provide you with restorations that offer superior form and function.

What is the procedure for getting a dental crown?

If you need a dental crown, your dentist at Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, thoroughly evaluates your needs, and together you decide on the best type of replacement.

Once your crown is ready (they typically provide you with a temporary crown in the meantime), you return to have it cemented onto the tooth. After making any necessary adjustments to ensure an excellent fit, you’re free to go home with your new crown securely cemented. The crowns would look natural and beautiful and most of all functional with longevity.

To learn more about the benefits of dental crowns, call Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.