Consider These Benefits of Dental Crowns

Consider These Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are one of the most often used dental restorations δΈ€ and they’re available here at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics, in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. 

Dr. David Blaustein uses porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-gold crowns to restore the form and function of your mouth, but what specifically does a crown do for you? 

Below are five benefits of dental crowns. 

1. Replace missing teeth

Crowns serve as prosthetic teeth, and they’re integral to two procedures designed to replace missing teeth: bridges and implants.

A dental bridge is a false tooth (called a pontic) supported by two dental crowns that are cemented to your surrounding teeth. An implant also replaces a missing tooth, and it consists of a titanium post fused to your jawbone, an abutment, and a dental crown.

2. Strengthen damaged teeth

Dental crowns can protect and strengthen your natural teeth if they’re damaged or weakened due to injury or decay. You might receive a crown after a root canal to protect your tooth.

3. Improve the appearance of your teeth

Dental crowns do more than restore the form and function of your teeth. They also can enhance the look of your teeth too. Crowns can improve the shape of a misshapen tooth and the color of a damaged tooth. 

Porcelain mimics your tooth’s natural translucence, which means your new crown blends in flawlessly with the rest of your teeth.

4. Make eating easier

Do you have a missing molar that makes it hard to chew? Or maybe a broken or painful tooth that causes you to avoid chewing on that side of your mouth? 

In either case, crowns can help restore your ability to chew your food comfortably, by replacing a missing tooth (with a bridge or implant) or by protecting a damaged tooth so you don’t have to favor one side of your mouth when eating. 

5. Boost your self-esteem

Dental issues, whether they’re health or cosmetic concerns, can have a negative impact on your self-esteem. Because dental crowns restore the functionality of your mouth while providing a natural, aesthetically pleasing look, crowns can do wonders for your smile — and confidence. 

Do you need a crown?

You might consider a crown:

Getting a dental crown is a two-step process. First, we take impressions and place a temporary crown. Once your customized crown is manufactured, you return to our office where we remove the temporary crown and firmly secure your permanent crown to your tooth. 

If your crown is part of a dental implant, you may require additional procedures, such as bone grafting and placement surgery. 

Regardless of why you need a crown, you can count on Chelsea Dental Aesthetics to deliver natural, beautiful-looking crowns that make you love your smile once again. To learn more about custom dental crowns, call our Manhattan office or request your appointment online.

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