Signature Smile General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Inna Trogan, DDS
Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY
If you have damaged teeth, dental crowns are designed to cover your entire tooth, keeping it intact and protected. At Signature Smile General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Brooklyn Heights, New York, Inna Trogan, DDS, and her professional dental team restore your damaged teeth with dental crowns that blend in seamlessly with your other teeth. To schedule an evaluation, call the office in New York City today or book your appointment online.
Crowns & Bridges Q & A
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns restore your teeth to give you improved function and a beautiful smile. They’re made of porcelain material for durability and attractiveness, mimicking the look of a natural tooth.
Dr. Trogan places your artificial tooth over your damaged tooth, completely covering it all the way down to your gum line to protect its original structure.
When are dental crowns necessary?
Dr. Trogan recommends dental crowns if you have a:
- Very large filling
- Broken or fractured tooth
- Broken filling
- Worn-down tooth
- Discolored tooth
- Misshapen tooth
- Completed root canal procedure
- Dental implant that needs covering
- Bridge that needs an attachment
At your exam, Dr. Trogan can determine if you can benefit from a dental crown.
What can I expect when getting dental crowns?
Before your procedure begins, Dr. Trogan numbs the targeted area. She then prepares your tooth by filing down its surface and sides, making room for the crown that covers it.
If you have a large portion of your tooth missing, she may build it up, using a filling material to support the crown.
Dr. Trogan then makes an impression of your tooth and sends it to a dental lab for a customized creation of your crown. You wear a temporary crown until your permanent one is ready.
At your second appointment, Dr. Trogan cements the final placement of your dental crown.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Dental crowns provide several benefits for your damaged tooth, including:
- Ensuring it stays in place
The durability of your dental crown offers confidence when chewing, but your crown also covers imperfections that can make you feel self-conscious.
The porcelain material of the crown blends in naturally with your other teeth, giving your smile a seamless appearance.
How do I care for my dental crowns?
To care for your dental crowns, practice healthy oral hygiene habits just like you do for your natural teeth.
Brush at least twice a day, using a non-abrasive toothpaste, plus floss at least once a day. The dental team also recommends that you use an antibacterial mouth rinse daily to maintain the durability of your crown and promote good overall oral health.
If you have a damaged tooth, you might be a candidate for a dental crown. Call the friendly office staff or book your appointment online today.