Thanks to advancing technologies in restoration design, you can get a crown that is nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth in just one single office visit. At Madison Dental Partners on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Steven Schwartz, DDS, Fadwa Robb, DDS, and Navid Baradarian, DDS, regularly maintain dental crowns. Dr. Schwartz can give you a beautiful color-matched crown in a day to go over an implant or damaged tooth after an in-depth consultation. To schedule an appointment, call the New York City office or book online today.
A broken or weakened tooth might call for a dental crown, which can cover and protect it permanently. Crowns can also attach to dental implants to replace missing teeth in their entirety.
Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Robb make dental crowns at Madison Dental Partners that look like your natural teeth and use materials that match the colors of the rest of your healthy teeth. You’ll have a few options for the components of your dental crown, but some are more popular and convenient than others.
Dr. Schwartz offers Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC). This quick crown-making process uses computer-aided design and manufacturing to create crowns utilizing a block of color-matched ceramic. With the help of the CEREC system, Madison Dental Partners can create your crown in a day.
When necessary or requested, your dentist can send your impressions to an outside lab that will manufacture your crown.
You can get custom crowns in-house at Madison Dental Partners. The same CEREC technology that allows you to get your color-matched ceramic crowns in a day also creates similar restorations, including:
An onlay is a lot like a crown, except it covers about ¾ of the tooth instead of the whole tooth. Unlike inlays, onlays can cover the cusp of your tooth instead of just filling internal areas of damage.
Inlays replace parts of a tooth that a cavity damages and are similar to fillings. They can also repair cracks and worn-down areas from teeth grinding. Both inlays and onlays come from color-matched blocks of ceramic with the CEREC system.
Caring for dental crowns, inlays, and onlays doesn’t take much more effort than caring for your natural teeth. However, you might need to take a few extra precautions to avoid prematurely breaking or wearing down your restoration. Long-lasting crown care requires:
Some crowns are stronger than others. If you have a metal crown, you don’t need to be as cautious as you do with a porcelain or ceramic crown. Advancements in crown technology make these materials as strong as possible, so they’re hard to break or crack with normal chewing and biting.
If a crown, inlay, or onlay breaks or comes loose, you should contact Madison Dental Partners to see if they can repair, reattach, or replace the restoration.
Crowns can save you from the troubles of living with a broken, severely damaged, or missing tooth. To learn more about getting traditional crowns or crowns in a day, call Madison Dental Partners or schedule an appointment online today.