Crowns Specialist

Dr. K Dental

Dentists located in Gramercy Park, New York, NY & Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY

If your teeth are cracked, discolored, misshapen, or weak, getting crowns can give you the strong, beautiful smile of your dreams. Experienced dental and orthodontic providers at Dr. K Dental, located in Union Square of Manhattan, New York, and Manhattan Beach of Brooklyn, New York, place crowns, or caps, on your teeth to strengthen them and improve their appearance. Call to learn more about dental crowns or schedule an appointment online today.

Crowns

What are crowns?

Dental crowns are like caps that fit over your natural teeth to improve their appearance and keep your teeth strong. Crowns improve the appearance of teeth that have:

  • Cracks
  • Breaks or chips
  • Discoloration
  • Large cavities or fillings
  • A high risk of damage
  • Had a root canal

If you’ve had a root canal, your dentist might recommend covering your filling with a crown to prevent future damage. Crowns can also cover dental implants or attach a bridge, which is an artificial tooth that fills a gap where a missing tooth once was.

Dr. K Dental uses crowns made of various materials, such as ceramic, resin, and even gold. The right choice for you depends on your individualized needs, your budget, and your preferences.

What should I expect during crown placement?

Dental providers at Dr. K Dental use their expertise and modern technology to match your new crown to the shape, strength, and color of your existing teeth. Crown placement is typically a two-step process that involves:

First visit

During your first dental visit, your provider prepares a damaged tooth by removing decay and reshaping it to make room for the crown. They take an impression of your tooth and send it to a dental lab. You’ll receive a temporary crown while waiting for your permanent crown from the lab, which might take about two weeks.

Second visit

When your new crown is ready, you’ll schedule another appointment at Dr. K Dental for permanent crown placement. Your dentist places the crown in your mouth and makes necessary adjustments to it. They cement the crown in place where it stays permanently.

Dr. K Dental also offers same-day crowns so a second appointment might not be necessary.

How should I care for my crown?

Once your permanent crown is in place, there are several ways to care for it and prevent future damage, such as:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss every day
  • Use dental products with the ADA seal of acceptance
  • Avoid chewing ice and hard candies
  • See your dentist for regular exams and professional cleanings

Dr. K Dental offers same-day crowns without discomfort or long waiting periods. Don’t let unsightly, damaged teeth lower your self-esteem or lead to serious dental problems. Call Dr. K Dental for a crown consultation or schedule an appointment online today.