Dr. Marlen Martirossian, Dr. Raymond Selvaggi and Dr. Marissa Sala, your New City, NY dentists at New City Family Dental, explain howdental crowns you can benefit from dental crowns.

Crowns offer a simple solution

Whether you want to conceal a cosmetic issue or need to strengthen a tooth, crowns offer an innovative way to improve your smile. These hollow, tooth-shaped restorations slide over teeth and are attached with dental cement. Since you’ll need to chew with your new crown, it must be tough enough to handle the extreme forces involved in biting without cracking or breaking. Crowns are made from a variety of strong materials, including ceramic, gold, resin, porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal.

Versatile crowns address multiple dental issues

Crowns are used for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Tooth Repair: Cracks have a way of becoming breaks if you just ignore them. Crowns encase your teeth and provide the stability needed to prevent breaking. If a break does occur, a dental crown will restore the tooth, allowing you to use it once again.
  • Cosmetic Issues: Since crowns cover teeth completely, they’re a good choice if you want to hide a cosmetic issue. They’re often used to conceal crooked or oddly shaped teeth and also cover discolorations very effectively.
  • Lengthening: Whether one of your teeth is naturally short than the others or a tooth has become shorter due to your nightly grinding habit, crowns restore the length of teeth. If you don’t address length issues, the problem could affect your bite.

Crowns only require two visits in New City

It only takes two visits to get a crown. Your tooth will be reduced in size slightly during your first visit to ensure that the crown will slide over it easily. The first visit also involves an impression of your mouth, which is used to make your permanent crown. Your dentist will create a temporary crown during this visit, which you’ll wear until you return in a few weeks to receive your permanent crown.

Ready to improve your smile with dental crowns? Call Drs. Martirossian, Selvaggi and Sala, your New City, NY dentists at New City Family Dental, at (845) 263-3769 to get the process started.