Dental crowns have both practical and cosmetic applications. They’re ideal for addressing cracked, chipped, or decayed teeth, as well as those that are misshapen, discolored, or crooked. In addition, they are a key component of both dental bridges and dental implants. And if you ever have root canal done, it is a crown that is used to return the tooth to its original size and protects it from future infections. At the office of Baruch B. Lifshitz, DDS, take advantage of these versatile restorations that are a key tool for maintaining strong, healthy, attractive teeth.
Depending on the situation, a dental crown may be fashioned out of porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two. This is determined by several factors, including your personal preferences and the location of the tooth that is being worked on. Our Suffern dentist office will typically recommend porcelain for those teeth that show when you smile. This allows for a nearly seamless blend between the crown and your teeth, and a more appealing appearance. Metal or porcelain fused to metal are often more appropriate for back teeth, which benefit from the added strength of metal to withstand the force of chewing. No matter what your crown is made from, it will take two sessions to complete. First, our Suffern dentist office takes impressions that are given to the dental lab. Your crowns are made there and returned to us for a fitting. If any adjustments are required, they will be taken care of. Your tooth is then drilled to promote a secure fit that is both tight enough and comfortable enough. It is then cemented to the tooth for long term reliability.
For the placement of dental crowns or any other restoration you need, reach out to our Suffern dentist office to arrange a convenient appointment.