There’s not much worse than a stubborn, unattractive and unhealthy tooth taking the beauty as well as the function away from your mouth and your smile. However, even though it’s unfortunate, this happens quite often. Fortunately, Dr. Spyridon Condos and our dental team have some beneficial dental restorations that can improve the health of your tooth as well as enhance its appearance. One of those restorations is a dental crown.
A dental crown is also known as a tooth cap and it successfully corrects misshapen, discolored, fractured and severely decayed teeth. To help you know a little more about this beneficial cap, our dental team is happy to explain the treatment process involved in placing it.
First, Dr. Spyridon Condos will need to prepare the tooth so it can securely hold the crown. This step isn’t painful because he will numb your tooth and surrounding gums. After your mouth is numbed with a local anesthetic, your dentist will shave the tooth enamel to create room for the crown.
Once your chomper is the perfect shape and size, your dentist will make an impression of your tooth and the surrounding area and will send that impression to a professional dental lab. The lab technicians will make a dental crown that fits perfectly in your smile. During this process, your dentist will give you a temporary crown so that tooth can remain functional while you wait for your new crown.
When your new crown is ready and sent back to our office, you will come back into Condos, Spyridon J DDS to get it placed over your tooth. During this appointment, your dentist will make sure the new crown is perfect by checking the size, shape, and color. If it exceeds expectations, he will secure it over the tooth with dental-grade cement.
If you’re interested in restoring your stubborn tooth with a dental crown in New York, New York, call Condos, Spyridon J DDS today at 212.799.6900! Our dental team will be happy to help you if you schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!