Dental crowns are used to restore a tooth to its original size and shape after a root canal, but that’s not the only use for them. You may benefit from our dental crowns in Scarsdale if you have a tooth that is chipped, cracked, or fractured; one that has been weakened from advanced tooth decay; stained or discolored; or has a loose filling. And if that isn’t enough versatility, you can also depend on crowns as part of more comprehensive restorations. For example, they are a key component to fixed dental bridges, acting as an anchor on either side to hold the bridge in place. And when you get a dental implant, a crown is the tooth portion of it, cemented on top of the titanium post that acts as the replacement for the root.
Porcelain is a common material used to make dental crowns. It’s durable, tooth-colored, and has the added plus of being resistant to stains. If you are a smoker or you indulge in coffee, red wine, tea, or other foods and beverages that can discolor, you can be confident that our dental crowns in Scarsdale made of porcelain won’t stain so easily. Ceramic has similar advantages to porcelain, while metal is often reserved for back teeth, which require more strength to hold up to the force of chewing. Usually, two sessions are needed to get a crown. First, our cosmetic dentists will take impressions that are sent to a lab. They will craft it to specification. On your second visit, the crown will be fitted, adjusted if necessary, and then cemented securely.
In addition to our dental crowns in Scarsdale, you can also get porcelain laminates. If many or all of your teeth are not cosmetically acceptable to you, laminates are a great way to solve the problem. It could be that you are unhappy with the size of your teeth, the color, the space between them, or that they are chipped or cracked. They are thin shells that are placed over the fronts of your teeth, giving you an enhanced appearance. There is no reason to live with teeth that are less than optimal. We can help.