Dental crown procedure
Treatment with dental crowns typically can be done in a matter of two or three visits to Drs. Davidowitz at their state-of-the-art clinic in Manhattan. At your first visit, the dentist will begin preparing your tooth for the crown by filing it down along the top surface and sides. This will help make room for the crown. A local anesthesia will be used to ensure your tooth and gum tissue are numb for the procedure. Once the tooth is properly filed, the dentist will take impressions of the tooth and surrounding teeth and send the impression to a laboratory to manufacture the crown. In the meantime, a temporary crown made of acrylic will protect the tooth from damage or sensitivity.
In two to three weeks, Luxury Dentistry will receive your manufactured crown from the laboratory, and you will be ready for your second visit. Drs. Davidowitz will check to make sure the crown fits well and that the color matches the rest of the teeth in your mouth for a 100% natural look. A local anesthetic is applied once again to numb the tooth, and the new crown is permanently cemented over your tooth.
After treatment care
After treatment, patients may experience temporary sensitivity to heat and cold, which can be eased with toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. Typically, dental crowns are known to last between 5 and 15 years, depending on oral hygiene, general eating, teeth-grinding or teeth-clenching habits, and other kinds of wear and tear. Habits such as biting nails or chewing ice, for example, can reduce the lifespan of your crown. Also, though a crowned tooth may be covered, it is still subject to decay or gum disease -- regular care such as brushing your teeth and flossing, especially around the crown area, will help keep the covered tooth healthy and problem-free.