Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in SoHo

With dental crowns, you can keep your natural teeth in place for longer. Whether due to age, injury, or decay, your teeth may be weakened and unable to stand up to the wear and pressure caused by chewing. Placing a crown can give it new strength and durability and save it from a complete extraction.

The restorative dentistry professionals at Greene Street Dental have experience in a wide range of services. We use advanced technology to create better, longer-lasting, and more comfortable crowns. With the help of the iTero scanner, we can design a tooth-colored crown that is custom-fitted to your smile, your mouth, and your remaining natural tooth.

Dental Crowns Are Restorative and Cosmetic Treatment Options

Did you know that dental crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes, too? Cosmetic crowns are like veneers, but they cover the entire tooth. With computer-aided design software, we can create a mold for your crown that improves upon your old tooth, closing up spaces, getting rid of discoloration, and even lengthening the tooth.

With full coverage for your tooth, you can also enjoy long-lasting protection from decay and injury. Our strongest crowns last for decades, so surprise cavities are a thing of the past. Sensitive teeth sufferers can also take those fearless drinks of ice-cold water without a second thought.

Most of the time, our patients prefer porcelain crowns because they look and feel like natural teeth, but you have more options than these for your restoration.

Types of Dental Crowns and Materials

The type of crown you choose will depend on several factors, but cost may be an important consideration. Here are the most common types of crowns, the materials they’re made of, and cost comparisons:

  • Metal alloy. Even among metal crowns, there are several types. Gold crowns are going to be much more expensive, but they last longer and are more durable. Other metal crown materials include palladium, nickel, and chromium. These may be more affordable than gold or porcelain.
  • Porcelain. Made to closely resemble your natural tooth, porcelain crowns can be pressed ceramic or zirconium dioxide (among other variations). This helps them to be more durable, as porcelain alone is vulnerable to cracks and breaks. Porcelain crowns are more affordable than gold.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM). These strong and beautiful crowns are made of the preferred combination of metal and porcelain. They have the external beauty of porcelain and the internal strength of the metal. Due to the cost of materials and the construction process, PFM crowns are typically more expensive than all-metal crowns, including gold.
  • Resin. Composite resin has become increasingly popular in dental offices for its versatility, affordability, and its natural appearance. While many prefer resin for its beauty, it isn’t as strong or durable as other materials and needs to be replaced more often. Your dentist may make your temporary crown out of resin because resin crowns can often be created in the office.

How Do I Know If I Need a Crown?

The best way to find out if you need a crown is to visit our office in Lower Manhattan. We can take X-rays and intraoral scans to determine the extent of damage and decay. If your tooth is too weak to stand on its own, we may recommend a crown. Here are some signs and symptoms that may mean you need a crown:

  • Your tooth is badly cracked or broken, especially if the crack goes down to the gum line.
  • You are experiencing severe pain and sensitivity.
  • Grinding your teeth has made visible changes to your tooth structure.
  • Your metal filling has separated from the tooth, causing chips and cracks.

If you’re experiencing severe pain, visit our same-day emergency dentist. You may have an infected or broken tooth, and these should be treated as soon as possible to avoid serious health complications.

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Whether you’re looking into crowns for your own purposes or our dentist has said that a crown is in your future, you have nothing to fear. Crowns are a relatively painless, non-invasive restoration that can provide long-lasting pain relief and protection from decay. We can also help you improve your smile with cosmetic porcelain dental crowns.

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