All about crowns

iStock 1168130610 Of all the dental conditions that can occur, one of the most common is that of cavities. Both children and adults are susceptible to cavities, or tooth decay, and may need to work with a dentist to get a proper diagnosis and effective treatment. In many cases, a patient will have the area of decay addressed by placing a dental filling of composite resin into the space left behind. For others with larger cavities, this may leave the remaining tooth structure susceptible to damage. In this situation, a dentist at Gallery 57 Dental in New York, NY may recommend the placement of a dental crown, a common dental restorations used at our facility. 

What is a dental crown? 

The dentists at Gallery 57 Dental describe the dental crown, or “cap,” as a restoration that is made to bond over the top of the exposed areas of a tooth to add an extra layer of protection and strength. This is often done to keep a tooth from experiencing further damage. The alternative is leaving the tooth in a situation where it may be easily broken, which could later result in the need for permanent extraction and replacement. Instead, investing in a dental crown is the smarter decision. 

What are the benefits of dental crowns? 

There are many advantages to dental crowns for patients to consider when working with our team at Gallery 57 Dental. Dental crowns: 

  • Restore natural teeth to their original function and appearance
  • Can strengthen teeth to protect from further breakage
  • Are made to match the patient’s existing teeth for seamless integration
  • Are commonly made with porcelain, which is strong and durable
  • Require minimal attention and care, and can last many years
  • Can be used over a dental implant to act as a single tooth replacement as well

Call Gallery 57 Dental today 

New York, NY area patients considering restorative dental work may want to ask the team at Gallery 57 Dental about the benefits of dental crowns. The office is located at 24 West 57th Street in Suite #701 and accepts new patients who call for a visit at (212) 246-8700. We are open to new and established patients in our state-of-the-art facility.     

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