Riverdale Dental Arts
Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Riverdale, Bronx, NY
Dental crowns are a versatile and popular dental treatment. Residents near Riverdale Dental Arts in Riverdale, New York, rely on Sheldon Kupferman, DDS, for top quality dental crowns and other restorations to enhance and strengthen their smiles. To explore dental crowns in more detail, call the office in the New York City borough of the Bronx to book a visit, or use the easy online scheduling tool to find a time that fits your busy life.
Crowns Q & A
What are dental crowns used for?
Dental crowns are a great way to address numerous dental issues with the same treatment. Crowns act as a type of “cap” that fully covers all visible areas of a tooth.
While crowns have been around for decades, today’s options are far more durable and natural-looking than those available to previous generations. Your finished dental crown will look just like your natural tooth once treatment is complete.
Some of the uses for a dental crown include:
- Protecting a weakened tooth
- Restoring a broken or cracked tooth
- Covering a dental implant
- Anchoring a dental bridge
- Correcting issues with the shape or size of a tooth
- Addressing severe discoloration
- Completing a root canal treatment
- Protecting a tooth with a large filling or advanced decay
Dental crowns are an affordable treatment that can save your natural tooth and enhance your smile.
What happens during the dental crown process?
The first step is the planning process. Dr. Kupferman examines your teeth and may take X-rays to learn more about your tooth and bone structures. Digital impressions can be gathered using a state-of-the-art platform from PlanmecaⓇ.
Next, a small portion of your outer tooth tissue is filed down and removed to make room for the dental crown. You’ll receive numbing medication prior to this step to ensure you remain comfortable from start to finish.
A new set of digital impressions are taken to send to the lab. You’ll receive a temporary crown to wear while your permanent crown is fabricated from high quality materials.
Once your new crown arrives you’ll return to allow Dr. Kupferman to check the fit. Once he’s satisfied that your new crown is a perfect fit he’ll cement it into place, completing the restoration.
How do I care for my new dental crown?
Once your new crown is in place it will function much like your natural tooth, with the exception of being fully protected from decay. You can simply brush and floss normally to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria from the crown.
Great oral hygiene will help preserve your gum health, which is important when you have a dental crown. Your crown only covers your tooth up to the gum line, so swollen or receding gums can leave you at risk for decay in newly exposed tooth tissue.
Dr. Kupferman and his team check your crown and gum tissue during your routine dental exams and advise you if you need to alter your dental hygiene routine. When you’re ready to learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone.