Porcelain Crowns

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Porcelain crowns are used in aesthetic restorations for anterior teeth and, in the presence of a zirconia framework, for posterior teeth. These are structures made of ceramics, which in their composition do not have metal impurities. Today it is one of the great ways to restore teeth that have been broken or weakened by frequent fillings.

Village Dental Medicine dentists recommend porcelain crowns in NYC for front teeth because the color of the material can closely match the shade of adjacent teeth. In addition, these orthopedic structures have a good level of strength and retain excellent aesthetic properties throughout the entire period of exploitation. We also use digital radiography, a high-tech replacement for traditional dental X-rays that emits less radiation, making it safer and more convenient for our patients.

When Porcelain Crowns Are Applied

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This type of crown is made of pressed ceramic without the addition of metal impurities. Metal-free orthopedic constructions are very durable and also look aesthetically pleasing for a long period. This type of prosthetic is suitable for patients who are allergic to metal dentures.

Currently, these dental crowns have excellent aesthetic characteristics. They can be installed not only on the front but also on the lateral dentition. Porcelain dental treatment solves many problems in aesthetic odontology:

  • restoration of a large part of a decayed tooth when filling is not an effective solution;
  • preservation of the tooth from negative damaging effects in the presence of pathological abrasion of the enamel;
  • to eliminate aesthetic defects when the shape of the tooth, color, or integrity is broken;
  • to hold the bridge, the crown in this case serves as a support for the intermediate link of the bridge prosthesis;
  • as a micro-prosthesis after implantation, in this case, the installation of the tooth crown will be the final stage in the restoration.

Any dental procedure requires a thorough examination and diagnosis. It is the specialist who can identify contraindications for the installation of porcelain crowns. This type of prosthetics is not suitable for patients diagnosed with periodontal inflammation, pathological abrasion of tooth enamel, or poor density of dental tissues. Among the limitations are also serious bite anomalies, bruxism, and various inflammatory processes in the oral cavity in the acute stage. In case of an abnormal arrangement of the anterior teeth, the patient will be recommended to correct the bite before prosthetics.

Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

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Porcelain crowns offer a degree of translucency that is identical to natural teeth and therefore provide maximum resemblance to them. According to their performance characteristics, they are not inferior to cermets and at the same time they have several advantages:

  • Aesthetics. Porcelain dental crowns are outwardly identical to natural teeth, and their aesthetic properties persist throughout the entire period of exploitation. Color and structure are preserved regardless of temperature exposure.
  • Biological inertia. Dental porcelain does not cause allergic reactions and does not adversely affect oral tissues. That is why crowns porcelain are installed in patients who suffer from gum sensitivity, metal allergies, etc.
  • Long service life. Porcelain-based ceramics have high wear resistance. With proper care, they last about 15-20 years.
  • Minimal risk of developing caries. These dental pads fit snugly to the gums, which significantly reduces the likelihood of developing a carious process.

Due to their advantages over other forms of prosthetics, as well as their good functionality and strength, they are in great demand among patients.

Porcelain Crown Procedure

In aesthetic dentistry, porcelain crowns are one of the most common dental restoration procedures. However, it is important to remember that the process of creating these structures is very laborious and consists of several stages.

  1. Preparation. The dentist determines the condition of the tooth that will need to be restored. Also, if necessary, sanitation of the oral cavity and other medical manipulations are carried out. Next, the specialist removes the nerve from the tooth to protect it from further inflammation under the crown. After that, the tooth enamel is slightly ground down under the future crown.
  2. Removing the cast. The orthopedist makes several impressions of the prosthetic area and the entire jaw and selects the shade of the future artificial unit. The data obtained is sent to the dental laboratory, where an individual prosthetic construction is made.
  3. Installing a temporary crown. While waiting for the porcelain crown to be made, the dentist places a temporary plastic crown. This will protect the tooth and keep its shape.
  4. Crown making. In the dental laboratory, the crown is made according to the individual cast of the patient. This approach ensures a perfect fit and aesthetic appearance.
  5. Fixation of a permanent porcelain crown. The finished product must be tested. The specialist evaluates how the prosthesis fits into the dentition by color, checks the quality of the design, and also whether it interferes with the bite and adjacent teeth. If necessary, a correction is made. If everything is in order, the dentist fixes the crown on the cement.

Dental crown procedure in the Village Dental Medicine, located in West Village near the crossroads of 6th Avenue and Waverly Place, is carried out to high standards, so you can be sure of the quality of the service provided.

How Much Do Porcelain Crowns Cost

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When choosing ceramic crowns, the price consists of several components: preliminary treatment (if necessary), the diagnostics before treatment, the complexity of the procedure, and the cost of the materials used.

Village Dental Medicine, located in the heart of NYC in Manhattan, offers high- quality porcelain crown services. We are renowned for our professionalism, experience, and commitment to achieving optimal results for each patient. If you want to receive up-to-date information about the price of the porcelain crown installation service, please contact us in any way convenient for you.

How Long Do Porcelain Crowns Last?

Practice shows that with proper and timely care, ceramic dental linings can last up to 10-15 years. It is important to remember here that porcelain is a relatively fragile material, and even a slight crack can damage the crown over time. Therefore, excessive pressure on crowns should be avoided. In addition, the patient's habits can affect the service life.

For example, it is known that these dental crowns fail faster in patients with bruxism, that is, the habit of clenching their teeth strongly. Also, the service life of the structure can be affected by food preferences: solid foodstuffs (nuts, crackers), as well as the simultaneous intake of hot and cold food.

Porcelain teeth should be taken care of no less carefully than natural teeth. Dental plaque cannot harm the prostheses themselves, but the ingress of bacteria under the crowns can lead to the development of caries and the accelerated destruction of supporting teeth. Therefore, do not avoid regular brushing of teeth and the use of an irrigator or mouthwash.

If you've been dreaming of a perfect smile for a long time, Village Dental Medicine at Greenwich Village can offer you the most up-to-date ways to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Installing a ceramic crown is one of the ways to save a not-too-healthy tooth and regain self-confidence. However, good oral hygiene should be kept in mind. Floss and use mouthwash daily for a thorough cleansing. And, of course, do not forget to regularly undergo preventive examinations at the dentist.