Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

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Crowns services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

When a decayed tooth is causing you pain or embarrassment, you might benefit from custom-made dental crowns. At Dentistry on Park, Daniil Payziyev, DDS, and the team offer in-office services to bond permanent crowns over your natural teeth. The treatment adds strength to damaged teeth and improves your smile's look. Call the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, to schedule a consultation for dental crowns or book an appointment online today.

Crowns Q&A

What are crowns?

Dental crowns are a restorative treatment that can repair severely decayed or damaged teeth. A custom-made crown fits over your natural tooth to improve its strength and appearance.

Dentistry on Park offers porcelain, gold, and porcelain fused to metal crowns to repair your damaged teeth. The team can color-match porcelain crowns to your natural tooth.

With good oral hygiene, a dental crown can last for many years. However, a crown can break if you grind your teeth in your sleep, bite your nails, or chew hard foods.

Why would I need crowns?

The Dentistry on Park team might recommend a dental crown if your teeth have extensive damage that isn’t treatable with a traditional dental filling.

You may be a candidate for a crown for several reasons, including:

  • Weakened teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Dental implant restoration
  • Improving your smile’s appearance

If you need a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth, you might also need a crown to hold the bridge in place.

What happens during the placement of crowns?

Dental crowns typically require two office visits to repair your tooth. At your first visit, the Dentistry on Park team takes X-rays of your teeth to check for tooth decay or signs of infection. 

Instead of using a traditional drill, Dr. Payziyev can use the Waterlase™ dental laser to remove decay from your teeth faster and more comfortably.If you have severe decay or infection, he may recommend a root canal to clean your tooth before you can receive a dental crown. 

The team also takes an impression of your tooth to create your crown. They apply putty to your tooth that hardens, creating a mold. The impression is then sent to a dental lab for manufacturing. You might receive a temporary crown until your custom crown is ready.

On your second visit, the team removes the temporary crown and cements the permanent one in place over your tooth.  You might have some minor discomfort after the procedure, but you should be able to eat and drink as usual within a few hours of your appointment.

If you have decayed or damaged teeth and want to enhance your smile, call Dentistry on Park to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.