Teeth that are compromised by damage or decay need immediate attention. Otherwise, they could continue to chip, crack, or decay to the point where they can no longer be repaired and have to be removed. At Dental Art Concepts PLLC in Staten Island, New York, we offer crowns for teeth to repair and restore compromised teeth as an alternative to extraction. Dr. Matthew Scaffa can have crowns fabricated on the same day of your initial visit to avoid delays in your treatment.
Here’s what you should know about dental crown treatment.
Dental crowns are hollow tooth-shaped caps that dentists use to repair severely decayed or damaged teeth so they don’t have to be removed. These caps are custom-designed to match your tooth’s color, shape, and size to give it a natural appearance. The crown covers your entire tooth all the way to the gumline to protect its fragile structure. It’s cemented in place to become your tooth’s new surface, ready to be used for biting and chewing.
Dental crowns are made of durable metal, porcelain, or ceramic materials that can withstand the pressures of years of biting and chewing. Your crown can give you over 10 years of quality use with proper care. If your tooth is infected or decayed, Dr. Scaffa will treat the cavity or infection first before covering it with a crown.
A severely decayed or damaged tooth won’t repair itself. Left unchecked, your condition will only worsen. Over time, you may need to have the tooth removed due to its irreparable state. By recommending a crown for tooth repair, Dr. Scaffa can:
Crowning a tooth is more cost-effective than having the tooth removed and replaced later down the line.