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New York Dental Crown Procedure

Dentistry Crowns for Broken or Cracked Tooth Repair

When dealing with dentistry crowns, the tooth crown procedure is a two step process that I may recommend for the following conditions.

  1. To cover and protect a tooth that has been weakened, usually due to decay.
  2. To stabilize sections of a cracked tooth.
  3. For broken tooth repair.
  4. To repair a tooth that has been severely worn down.
  5. To cover and strengthen a tooth where there is a large filling and very little tooth structure remaining.
  6. To reinforce a tooth that has had root canal.
  7. To anchor a dental bridge in place.
  8. To repair misshaped or severely discolored teeth.
  9. To encase a dental implant.

What are Dentistry Crowns?

A dental crown is a tooth shaped cover that is placed over a broken, cracked or otherwise damaged tooth to restore it to its original shape and appearance. The art of the dental crown procedure is something that takes many years of experience to perfect and I have performed thousands of dental crown procedures in my almost 30 years in practice.

How the Tooth Crown Procedure has Changed Over the Years

Many years ago, all crowns were made from metal, but today's modern materials have made it possible for me to use tooth-colored materials that match the hue and luster of your natural tooth. I always prefer to use ceramic or porcelain for most crowns. As a long-time crown dentist, it is my goal that your dental crown looks as natural as possible.

The First Step of My Dental Crown Procedure

If I recommend a dental crown procedure, you will need to come into the office for two visits.

During the first visit, I carefully examine the tooth and gently prepare it for the placement of the crown. I usually take some x-rays to determine the health of tooth root and the bone surrounding it. If there is significant decay or the risk of an infection, I may first perform a root canal. Next I will completely anesthetize your tooth and the area surrounding it. If necessarily, I will also administer nitrous oxide. The tooth that will receive the dental crown will be made smaller so that there will be space for your crown. I will then make an impression of the tooth to make sure that the crown will fit properly and will not affect your natural bite.

Each crown is "custom manufactured" for each patient at a top dental lab. During the period of time that your permanent crown is being made, you will have a temporary crown to protect the tooth.

Step Two: Permanent Dentistry Crowns to Repair Broken or Cracked Teeth

At the second visit, l remove the temporary crown and make sure the fit and color of the permanent crown is perfect. Again, your tooth and the surrounding area can completely anesthetized so that you will be totally comfortable and pain-free. I also offer nitrous oxide if you request it.
The final stage of the dental crown procedure is the setting of the permanent crown with special cement. You are then "good to go!"

Experience Counts in New York for Dental Crown Procedures

Dental crowns are designed to last indefinitely, especially with good dental hygiene habits. With decades of experience as a crown dentist, my staff and myself are skilled in the art and science of dentistry crowns to help repair broken, cracked or otherwise damaged teeth.

© 2008 Dr. Michael Sinkin, D.D.S.