If one of your teeth becomes damaged or badly decayed, Dr. Wynatte Chu may recommend a dental crown in New York, New York, to return your tooth to its former glory. A dental crown is a custom-made cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its strength, shape, size, and appearance.
A dental crown may be recommended for your smile if you have a tooth that:
– Is weak or cracked
– Is broken
– Is severely worn
– Is misshaped or badly stained
– Has a large filling without much tooth structure left
Before placing your dental crown, our dentist will first examine the tooth and take X-rays of the tooth’s root and the surrounding bone. Your tooth will then be numbed so that it can be prepared and shaped for the crown. An impression of the tooth is then made so that your crown can be custom made. A shade will also be selected that closely matches that of your natural teeth.
Our dentist will check the fit and color of your new dental crown once it is complete. If everything is as it should be, the new crown is permanently cemented into place.
To learn more about dental crowns and to set up an appointment with our dentist, we invite you to contact our dental office at 347-868-6546 today.