A complete, healthy smile is the key to achieving optimal oral wellness. At Ardsley Dental Spa, located in Ardsley, New York, the dental crowns are made from the highest quality dental material available for beautiful, natural-looking results. Visit Hinna Chaudhry, DMD, and the team for all your restorative dentistry needs. To learn more about dental crowns, call the office or book an appointment online today.

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What are dental crowns?

Crowns also called “caps,” are dental prosthetics that protect and repair damaged or decayed teeth; they also top dental implants. They’re secured to damaged teeth with a permanent bonding adhesive, providing both an aesthetic fix and damage protection.

Dental crowns can be applied in as little as two appointments. The first is the preparation and impression step. Dr. Chaudhry will clean and dry your tooth, then take digital impressionsof the tooth using the Dexis system. These impressions are sent to a dental laboratory to create your custom-made crown.

The second and final appointment is the application step, where Dr. Chaudhry installs your new dental crown and completes the restoration, revealing a beautiful smile. Once your crown is placed, you can resume normal function, as your crowned tooth will look and feel completely natural.

What materials are used to make crowns?

With today’s advanced materials, crowns can look just like a patient’s natural teeth. Ardsley Dental Spa typically uses porcelain for its beauty and strength. They can be tinted to match neighboring teeth, thanks to Vident Easyshade computerized shade matching, so they’re usually used on teeth that are readily visible to others.

When is a crown necessary?

Crowns are an effective solution to many dental issues, such as:

  • Capping a tooth with a root canal
  • Correcting a discolored or misshapen tooth
  • Mounting a dental implant
  • Securing a bridge
  • Providing protection for a weakened tooth
  • Substituting for a large filling

Is a crown permanent?

Crowns last a lifetime when cared for correctly. However, even if it becomes damaged, loose, or falls off, it can easily be repaired by Dr. Chaudhry.

How do I care for my dental crowns?

Crowns need good oral hygiene, just like natural teeth: They should be brushed twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossed once a day. Avoiding chewing on hard foods and ice and getting a professional cleaning and checkup twice a year also ensures their long-term durability.

To learn more about crowns, contact Ardsley Dental Spa by phone or book an appointment online today.