If the structure of your teeth is compromised by damage or decay, you need a strong appliance to use them properly again. At Mayer Dental Care in New York City, Wendy Mayer, DDS, creates custom crowns that let you use your teeth to chew, eat, and speak as you would normally. To find out if you need a crown for a damaged tooth, call the Midtown West office, or book an appointment online today.
Crowns are artificial teeth that fit over whatever is left of your original tooth. Whether you’ve lost a tooth to damage or decay or your tooth needs some extra strength to avoid further damage, a crown maintains the structure of your tooth and protects it.
Crowns come in several different materials, including:
Each material comes with different benefits for your teeth. You can choose a material that looks like your natural teeth or something strong and wear-resistant, like gold.
There are several reasons why you may need to get crowns for one or more of your teeth. Your tooth may need a crown because of:
Crowns also hold bridges or dentures in place. The team at Mayer Dental Care helps you explore all your options to repair your teeth and tells you if they think crowns are right for you.
There are many benefits to choosing crowns over other tooth repair options or losing your tooth entirely. Dental crowns:
Additionally, crowns are low-maintenance. You can care for them in the same way you care for your natural teeth and can easily replace it if it becomes damaged.
If you care for your crown properly and keep it clean, it should last many years. On average, well-maintained crowns tend to last for 15 years or more.
To keep your crown intact, you should avoid grinding your teeth or biting down on solid objects like pencils, ice, or popcorn seeds. You also need to come in for regular dental exams and cleanings so your doctor can monitor your crown and make sure you’re taking proper care of it.
If you have a damaged or decayed tooth and want to explore your options for crowns, call Mayer Dental Care or book your appointment online today.