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Crowns Specialist

Dr. Aaronson & Associates

Aesthetic and Implant Dentists & Cosmetic & General Dentists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

When you get a crown to either protect or replace a tooth, you can expect exceptional quality and durability from Dr. Aaronson & Associates. The practice, located in Midtown East, Manhattan, uses precision and attention to detail while creating and placing your tooth-colored or metal crown. To schedule a consultation, call the New York City office or book online today.

Crowns Q & A

What are crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped devices that either restore a damaged tooth or replace a missing tooth. Using precise impressions, the team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates can make a dental crown that looks and functions like the original tooth. 

If you’re getting a crown to cover a tooth, your dentist files down the enamel before taking the impressions. They also take impressions of the corresponding tooth in the upper or lower arch to make sure the chewing surface of your new crown will align with it comfortably. 

After fabricating your crown using porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold, or a metal alloy, the team double-checks its fit. If you get porcelain or porcelain fused to metal, they make sure the color of the porcelain is the same as the shade of your other teeth. Then, they bond the crown to your tooth or attach it to an implant. 

When do I need a crown?

Your dentist might suggest a dental crown to serve one of many purposes. The team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates might suggest getting a crown to:

  • Replace a single tooth atop a dental implant
  • Strengthen a broken or weak tooth
  • Restore a tooth after tooth decay
  • Restore a tooth after a root canal
  • Improve a misshapen tooth’s shape
  • Make cosmetic improvements, like covering a gray tooth

Depending on the use of your crown, the location of the tooth it’s replacing or covering, and your preferences, you can choose between multiple material options with the help of your dentist. 

All of today’s modern materials are made to last, but many people opt for tooth-colored crowns because they are inconspicuous. 

How should I care for my crowns?

Caring for crowns isn’t much different from caring for your natural teeth. Continue to come to Dr. Aaronson & Associates for exams and cleanings twice a year, or once every six months, to check in on your crown and your general oral health.

After getting crowns at Dr. Aaronson & Associates, be sure to brush twice a day and floss thoroughly. Focus on the part of the crown that meets your gum line, since bacteria and food particles tend to build up there and can cause oral health issues.

Metal crowns are durable and unlikely to break, but they can come loose. Porcelain crowns can come loose, too. They can also break or chip. To avoid this, don’t use your teeth as scissors, avoid crunching hard foods, and try not to chew on solid objects like pencils. 

If you have a tooth or implant that needs a new crown, book a consultation over the phone or online at Dr. Aaronson & Associates today.