In many cases, a broken or severely decayed tooth requires a crown, which can take several separate appointments over a period of a few weeks. If you’re like many patients, this long wait and inconvenience may seem unmanageable and even prevent you from seeking the treatment that you need. Pearl Dentistry NYC puts you first by offering same down crowns at their office in New York City’s Financial District. This means that you can take care of your tooth in a single appointment.
A crown is a lab-made cap that covers the part of your tooth that you can see; that is, the part of your tooth that isn’t covered by gums. Crowns restore teeth that are broken or decayed and provide strength and function. Crowns are permanently fixed to the root of your natural tooth, which means they can’t be removed and don’t require special care.
CEREC stands for (chairside conservativel restorations of esthetic ceramic), a technique that uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create natural-looking porcelain restorations, like crowns, onlays and bridges, in a single visit right in the office. That means natural-looking, durable restorative treatments that normally would take multiple visits to complete now can be completed in just one visit. Advantages of CEREC include:
Crowns are generally used to restore teeth that were damaged by trauma or decay when the damage is more than can be safely and effectively repaired with a filling. Crowns can alleviate pain, toothaches, sensitivity to hot and cold, sharpness, or pain when biting.
When crowns are made by dentists who specialize in restorative dentistry, they’re very difficult to distinguish from a natural tooth. They are permanent and formulated to match your existing natural teeth. As a matter of fact, there’s a very good chance you know several people with crowns and have never noticed.
The life of your crown can easily exceed 10 years with appropriate care and routine dental checkups. Because the life of your crown is so extensive, the return on investment is high.
If you have dental insurance that covers restorative crowns, same-day crowns are generally covered under those terms. The friendly staff at Pearl Dentistry NYC can assist you in determining your dental benefits and planning for out of pocket costs that remain.
You will be given local anesthesia before the procedure, which ensures you don’t experience pain while the dentist works on your tooth. However, because tissue must be pushed back to allow for crown insertion, soreness in the days following the procedure is common. Over-the-counter pain relievers can reduce pain and inflammation while you heal.
Caring for your crown isn’t much different than caring for your natural teeth: