Crowns

Popper Dental

Periodontists & Prosthodontists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Crowns represent dentistry’s harmonious blend of art and science, replacing your tooth cap with a prosthesis that’s as functional as it is beautiful. The team at Popper Dental provide their patients with high-quality crowns to restore the health and beauty of their smile. To learn more about how Popper Dental can improve your smile with a crown, call the conveniently located office in the Upper East Side of New York City or schedule an appointment online.

Crowns Q & A

What is a crown?

A crown is an artificial tooth cap that replaces the entirety of your tooth above the gum line. It’s permanently sealed to an existing structure, like a natural tooth or a dental implant, where it restores a tooth that’s damaged or replaces a tooth that’s unsightly or missing.

Popper Dental is proud to offer full-mouth crowns, partial crowns (inlays), and single or multiple crowns.

What do crowns do?

A crown can serve a wide range of functions, like:

  • Restoring a tooth that’s suffered significant damage or decay
  • Replacing an unsightly tooth
  • Reinforcing a tooth to prevent it from further damage
  • Capping off a dental implant
  • To anchor or attach a dental bridge

Crowns are also frequently placed after a root canal, to reinforce the structural integrity of your tooth and restore its strength.

What are dental crowns made out of?

There are a variety of materials for crowns, including:

  • Porcelain or ceramic
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Cast gold

All of these materials have different advantages, depending on where in your mouth your crown is going to go. Your dentist at Popper Dental helps you pick a crown material that’s best suited to your particular needs, preferences, and budget.

What happens when I get a crown?

The team at Popper Dental installs your crown in a couple of office visits. 

During the first visit, your dentist prepares your tooth for the crown. They numb your tooth with a local anesthetic and then shave off some of its enamel to make room for the crown.

Next, your dentist takes an impression of your smile that’s sent off to a lab, where a technician designs and fabricates the crown to fit perfectly over your prepared tooth and blend in seamlessly with your smile.

You wear a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent restoration to come back from the lab, at which point you come back to the office for a final visit. Your dentist switches out your temporary and permanent crowns, checks that the fit and bite are comfortable, and permanently seals it in place with dental cement.

You leave the office ready to speak, eat, and smile again as if you never had a problem in the first place.

To learn more about what a crown can do for your smile, call Popper Dental or book a visit online today.