There are many ways that crowns (also called caps) are valuable. And at Pine Ridge Dental, we’re pleased to offer them for all of their various uses in restoring your tooth to its full size and functionality. From reinforcing a severely decayed tooth, to assisting in the placement of a bridge, our dental office in Rotterdam NY will utilize crowns to improve your dental well-being.
There are three common materials used for making crowns, and which is the most appropriate is often determined by the location of the tooth getting the crown. Porcelain and ceramic are ideal for front teeth and those that show when you smile. They match the natural color of your tooth, and so blend in seamlessly. On the other hand, back teeth are typically better served by porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, which gives the tooth a stronger and more durable foundation. And since back teeth are responsible for the majority of the force used in chewing, it is important to ensure that your crown can withstand it. In addition to the color advantage, porcelain also is especially stain resistant, so if you’re a smoker or have other habits that are known to cause teeth discoloration, you can depend on a porcelain crown to maintain its color for longer than other materials. You will need two sessions at our dental office in Rotterdam NY to get a crown. First, impressions are taken that are then sent to the dental lab. Your crown will be made to precise specifications. It will then be fitted to you to determine if it looks and sits right on the tooth. If any adjustments are necessary, they will be taken care of. Then the crown will be cemented to the top of your tooth.
Schedule an appointment at our dental office in Rotterdam NY so that you can get started on the process of getting a crown.