Dental crowns are among the most popular restoration treatments performed by cosmetic and general dentistry specialists Sangeeta Sethi, DDS, and Ramji Sethi, DDS, of Sethi Dental. The versatility, beauty, and durability of crowns is a strong selling point for residents of Greenwich, Connecticut, as well as Pomona, New York, and the Bronx borough of New York City. Book your consultation online or by phone today to learn more about how dental crowns can improve your smile.
Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that completely cover all visible surfaces of a tooth. They are incredibly versatile, and can address a number of different dental issues.
Crowns can be manufactured using a number of different materials. Metal is a durable and affordable option, but unless you choose a precious metal like silver or gold, metal crowns are not the most aesthetically pleasing choice.
All-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns are beautiful and the most natural-looking option, but they are more expensive than other materials and not quite as durable. One option is porcelain-over-metal, which combines the look of porcelain with the strength of a metal crown.
Dental crowns are a good fit for a number of different needs. Some of the uses for a dental crown include:
Crowns are also used to secure dental bridgework in place.
A thorough dental exam is the first step in determining if a dental crown is right for you. Your dentist may recommend an x-ray or other imaging to learn more about the structure of your teeth and bone tissue.
An injection of numbing medication ensures you remain comfortable as your dentist removes a portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the new crown. Impressions create a precise model of the size and shape of your prepared tooth as well as the adjacent teeth.
This information helps the dental lab create a customized crown that aligns perfectly with your natural teeth. A temporary crown protects your tooth until the new crown arrives, at which point you return to have your dentist secure the crown in place using special dental cement.
To explore dental crowns in greater detail, call Sethi Dental to schedule a visit, or use the online booking tool to find a time that fits your schedule.