If your tooth gets chipped, discolored, or misshapen, it deserves the royal treatment: a dental crown. At Foster Dental in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Anthony Foster provides custom-made crowns to protect and restore damaged teeth. Ceramic and porcelain crowns are produced using molds of your tooth. The final result matches the shade of your natural teeth. They are durable and function like normal teeth. To find out more about dental crowns, call or schedule a consultation online today.
Dental crowns are caps used to cover and protect moderately to severely damaged teeth. They can be made to match the appearance of your natural teeth so they don’t detract from your smile. In fact, they are often used to improve your smile and the function of damaged teeth.
If you have a tooth that is damaged, is vulnerable to damage, or recently underwent treatment of some kind, a dental crown can be an easy way to protect or restore your tooth. Dr. Foster may recommend you get a dental crown to:
Dr. Foster takes impressions or molds of your teeth during your first in-office visit. He then sends those impressions or molds to a dental laboratory. At the lab, your custom, all-ceramic crowns are made of either translucent ceramic or porcelain. Both materials are sturdy and can be used to match the natural shade of your teeth.
In some cases, Dr. Foster has to perform a simple reshaping process to reduce the size of your teeth prior to placing your dental crown. At a second in-office visit, he cements your crown in place over the affected tooth, completely encasing it up to the gum line.
Dental crowns look and function exactly like natural teeth. The all-ceramic crowns Dr. Foster uses are lighter and thinner than gold or metal crowns, making them ideal for those without a lot of space. All-ceramic crowns are perfect for treating damage, while still maintaining and promoting a beautiful, radiant smile.
On average, dental crowns last around 5-15 years. Factors such as the amount of wear and tear on your dental crown and your oral hygiene habits can affect how long they last. Brushing and flossing regularly and maintaining your regular visits with Dr. Foster will help your dental crown last longer. Try to avoid biting on hard surfaces with your dental crown, like chewing ice or hard candy.
To learn more about dental crowns, call or book a consultation with Dr. Foster online today.