How porcelain crowns can improve oral health and function

If you have missing or damaged teeth, the field of cosmetic and restorative dentistry makes it possible to restore them in a way that looks natural. With the help of Dr. Mary A. Taudel of New York, New York, patients in the community can enhance or completely transform their smiles with aesthetic services. One popular restoration used at our practice is the dental crown. 

Understanding the purpose of a natural-looking dental crown 

With time, teeth may be damaged from tooth decay, periodontal disease, or an injury to the smile. For others, unsightly imperfections impact the smile’s appearance and lead them to consider specific cosmetic treatments. With the help of Dr. Taudel, patients can visit Park Avenue Dental and speak with a professional about their options to protect a tooth, including dental crowns. Dental crowns are like porcelain “caps” placed over a prepared tooth to offer protection and strength. They are often placed over teeth that are chipped, cracked, or weakened by procedures such as root canal therapy. Additionally, they are made to place over the abutment of dental implants to replace a single tooth in the smile. 

How are cosmetic dental crowns obtained? 

There is a process necessary to obtain a dental crown. First, patients are evaluated to determine if they are a good fit for dental crowns. If so, the dentist may then prepare the smile for impressions. That requires her to remove tooth enamel from around the tooth’s structure. Images are taken and sent to a dental laboratory while a temporary prosthetic crown is bonded in place. Once the final crown is complete, patients return to remove their temporary and place their final restoration. 

Schedule a visit with the team at Park Avenue Dental today

Dr. Mary Taudel and her team in New York, NY, believe in providing patients with solutions for their smiles, especially when damage has occurred. Cosmetic dental crowns are one of many restorations used in her facility. If you want to speak to our provider about enhancing the smile’s appearance, call the office today at (646) 588-1704 to request an appointment at 37 Park Avenue, Suite A.