Whether it’s because of injury, aging, or poor oral health habits, your teeth are susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration, and more. At Waverly Place Dental in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, Roman Roytberg, DDS, offers patients dental crowns — versatile protective caps that can restore your damaged teeth. Crowns improve both cosmetic flaws and help limit oral health risks posed by damaged teeth. If your teeth have suffered trauma, injury, or decay, call or use the online booking tool and schedule a consultation and learn more about crowns today.
Crowns are protective caps that restore or enhance the appearance of damaged teeth. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile.
If Dr. Roytberg notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened or cracked, a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel, a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This allows it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
The process of installing a crown typically takes at least two visits with Dr. Roytberg at Waverly Place Dental. During your first visit, Dr. Roytberg reshapes the affected tooth with special dental instruments so that the crown can be placed over it. During this portion, he gives you a local anesthetic so that you don’t experience any discomfort.
Then, Dr. Roytberg takes detailed impressions of the affected tooth and the surrounding teeth. He sends the impressions off to an outside dental lab so that your new crown can be made to fit in the spot created for it. Since it’s custom-made according to Dr. Roytberg’s specifications, your crown will look just like your surrounding teeth.
Before leaving the office, Dr. Roytberg also fits you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready. A new crown takes about 1-2 weeks to be completed.
Once it’s ready, you come in for another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. You again have a local anesthetic to numb the area and Dr. Roytberg places your new crown using a special dental adhesive to ensure the restoration sets in place.
Crowns are durable and usually last about 10-15 years. The key to maintaining your dental crown is following Dr. Roytberg’s instructions and caring for it as you would any of your other teeth. This means continuing to brush and floss consistently, as well as eating a balanced, healthy diet.
It’s also important to maintain your regular checkups with Dr. Roytberg so he can make sure your crown doesn’t incur any damage or wear as time goes by.
To find out more, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule a consultation about crowns at Waverly Place Dental.