Crowns & Bridges
Advances in the strength and appearance of ceramic crowns have made them the leading choice in restoring damaged teeth to their optimal strength. A tooth that has been damaged by root canal, grinding, decay or fracture is likely to break from the stress of daily use. An esthetic, customized crown will deliver strength, 360 coverage and protection.
- Benefits of crown placement:
- Helping strengthen a heavily-restored tooth to prevent future fracture
- Restoring loss of tooth structure from heavy grinding
- Improving tooth aesthetics
- Relieving pain from any damage or fractures
Your crown may be completed in two visits
At your first appointment at LivingArt Dentistry in Manhattan, we will administer full local anesthesia for the tooth being treated. Dr. Levingart will then prepare the tooth conservatively (1.5 to 2mm) to create room for the ceramic or porcelain crown.
After careful assessment of the shape and contour, a 3d scan or impression of the affected tooth will be taken. This putty will allow the lab ceramist to create and calibrate a custom crown that looks and feels like your natural tooth.
A temporary crown is created, polished and cemented. During the next two weeks, you’ll want to avoid sticky foods near the treated tooth, so the temporary crown stays put.
If the temporary crown comes off, try to replace it as fast as possible, and come visit us at our office to replace it. The purpose of temporary crowns is to protect you from sensitivity and keep the gums from rolling over the prepared margins of the tooth.
During your second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the final porcelain crown will be tried in and examined for perfection. We will take a dental X-ray to ensure quality fit and aesthetic approval. An adhesive is then applied to the tooth and a cement will be luted onto the interior of the porcelain crown. Any excess cement will be removed. You’ll be provided with all the necessary instruction to take proper care of your new crown!