Damaged and infected teeth can lead to serious oral health problems and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Dental crowns provide an effective, efficient way to protect and cover your damaged teeth. At Concierge Dental Design in the Financial District in New York City, Dr. Youngmo Kang and his knowledgeable staff are proud to provide patients with natural-looking porcelain crowns. Call or book online to schedule an appointment today.
A dental crown is a fixed dental prosthetic that Dr. Kang fits on your tooth to protect and repair a tooth that has experienced decay or damage.
Dr. Kang uses a durable bonding adhesive to mount the crown to your damaged teeth or to permanently secure it on top of an existing dental implant. Porcelain crowns can be custom-shaped and colored to look nearly identical to your teeth.
Dental crowns can address multiple oral issues. They can:
Dr. Kang first assesses your damaged teeth and recommends the best course of treatment specific to your case.
If you're a good candidate for a dental crown, Dr. Kang prepares your teeth and takes an impression of them to properly form your crown. He then sends the mold to a lab where it is used to create your permanent crown. It typically takes about two weeks for the final crown to arrive.
Dr. Kang places a removable, temporary crown until your next appointment when he fits you with your permanent crown, making any necessary adjustments and bonding it in place.
The lifespan of your dental crown can vary based on several factors, including:
Typically, you can expect your crown to last a minimum of five years. However, with proper care and hygiene, it can last much longer.
If a dental crown sounds like it might be right for you, call or request an appointment online today with Dr. Kang.