Dental Crowns in Upper East Side NY
Dental Crown Experts
To sustain everyday wear and tear, your teeth must be structurally solid. Issues like extensive decay or extreme trauma can seriously damage a tooth. In these cases, a simple filling won’t restore the tooth to full capacity, so Dr. Bauer will likely recommend a dental crown.
Also called a cap, a dental crown reinforces the injured tooth and strengthens the remaining tooth structure. A crown completely covers the tooth area above the gum line. Depending on the location of the tooth, Dr. Bauer may suggest an all-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), or gold crown. Generally, all-ceramic crowns work best for teeth visible in the smile zone, and PFM or gold crowns offer stability for back or molar teeth.
Your crown placement is done in two visits. At the first appointment, Dr. Bauer will remove any decay, take impressions for the permanent restoration, and place a temporary crown. Our office will send the molds of your tooth or teeth to a dental lab, where skilled technicians will create your permanent crown. You will return for adjustments and final placement when we receive your custom crown in our Upper East Side office. If you don’t require a crown right away, then consider veneers as an alternative.