You might look at a badly damaged or decayed tooth and think that there’s no way it can be saved. But with dental crowns, many teeth that look beyond hope can actually be saved and can last for decades, even a lifetime. And with modern ceramic crowns, we can even make those teeth beautiful again. No one would guess that the tooth was once discolored, decayed, or damaged.
If you are looking for a durable, attractive ceramic dental crown in midtown Manhattan, please call (212) 557-8668 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Karthilde Appolon at Appolon Dental Group in Columbus Circle.
When You Want a Dental Crown
Dental crowns are versatile restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure. They can be used in many situations to treat:
- Decayed tooth
- Failed filling
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Worn tooth
- Eroded teeth
- Infected tooth
- Cosmetic situations where a veneer isn’t enough
Basically, dental crowns can help in any situation where a tooth is badly damaged or worn. They can help in cases where decay has progressed to make the tooth structurally unsound. They can also help if you’ve had a large filling fail, or if the tooth has cracked under pressure. And they can restore teeth that have been worn down by biting and chewing over the years. For cracked and worn teeth, we’ll also want to investigate your bite to figure out if you have problems like TMJ or bruxism. And if your teeth are badly affected by acidic erosion, we will want to investigate your diet and digestive health to determine the source of the acid.
Dental crowns can even be used when an infected tooth is treated with root canal therapy. And they’re so beautiful, we can call on them when a cosmetic treatment for a tooth requires more support than a veneer can give.
What Are Dental Crowns
Dental crowns, sometimes called “caps” are sheaths that fit over the entire visible surface of the tooth, which is also called the crown of the tooth, so it can get confusing.
Because dental crowns fit over the entire surface of the tooth, they can provide support and protection that other restorative treatments can’t. They can strengthen weakened teeth, and protect teeth from exposure to acids and oral bacteria in the mouth. This can stop the process of erosion and decay so that a badly damaged tooth can be structurally sound and durable. The tooth will be protected from temperature changes and adverse pressure to reduce discomfort.
Are Ceramic Crowns Strong Enough?
In the past, ceramic crowns could only be used in limited situations. They weren’t strong enough to be used in situations where they might be subjected to strong bite forces. We had to use metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns.
But modern dental ceramics are much stronger than those used in the past. They are many times stronger than your natural tooth material. They can even be stronger than the titanium used in dental implants. This means that ceramic dental crowns can be used anywhere in the mouth to give you an attractive smile even if one or more teeth has been badly damaged.
Are You Looking for a Beautiful, Durable Dental Crown?
If you need a dental crown to help protect or restore a damaged tooth, Appolon Dental Group in Columbus Circle offers advanced ceramic crowns that combine the best strength and beauty available. To learn more about the benefits, please call (212) 557-8668 today for an appointment with Dr. Karthilde Appolon.