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Dental Crowns in Brooklyn NYC

Dental crowns are the most common way to restore teeth. With the help of special cement or screw fixation, they are installed on the visible part of the tooth. The main task of the crown is to restore the aesthetics of the dentition, reduce the load on adjacent healthy teeth, and protect the remaining part of the tooth from further destruction – chips, cracks, etc.

Types of crowns →

Depending on the material used in Starrett City Dental to manufacture crowns, they are divided into several types.

Metal. This is the classic version. Their advantages include the special properties of the metal. First, it is the absence of cracks and chips and the ability to withstand significant loads. The metal crown does not provoke tooth wear on the opposite side. Their disadvantage is the possibility of installation exclusively on chewing teeth, which are not visible when smiling.

Ceramic. This is ideal for anterior teeth. Outwardly, they most closely resemble a natural tooth. Over time, they do not fade and do not change their shade. Porcelain is usually used to make ceramic crowns. However, compared to metal, ceramic is a less durable material. Therefore, they are not advised to be installed on the side teeth involved in chewing food.

Metal ceramics. This crown combines the strength of metal with the aesthetic qualities of ceramic. The design is based on a metal frame, on top of which a porcelain veneer is applied, giving the crown the appearance of a healthy tooth. Such a crown can be installed on both front and side teeth in a row. The service life of a metal-ceramic crown is from 5 to 15 years, depending on the functionality of the product and the chewing load on it.

Zirconia crowns are the best available today. On a durable CAD/CAM crown framework, the dental technician applies the thinnest layers of ceramic, making the crown look natural among the rest of the teeth. Ceramics on zircon is equal to natural teeth in strength and functionality.

Metal-plastic. At the heart of the crown is an inexpensive metal alloy. The most popular option is a combination of nickel, cobalt, and chromium. From above, the base material is covered with plastic. Advantages – the meager cost of the prosthesis. Disadvantages – shortened service life – 2 years; over time, the metal-plastic crown changes color and swells. Metal-plastic crowns are ideal as temporary prostheses – they are installed for the time required for implant healing.

Choosing the right crown →

To select the right type of crown, the Starrett City Dental dentist conducts a complete examination and assesses the possible risks. The main task of the crown is to preserve the rest of your own tooth. The aesthetics of dentition, high-quality and comfortable chewing of food, and maintaining neighboring teeth healthy will depend on the correct choice in the future.

The choice of the crown usually depends on the patient’s requirements and budget. Dentists-orthodontists always tell patients in detail at the reception all about the types of crowns for teeth – the pros and cons and installation features, and give recommendations for a specific case and the patient’s budget.

In this case, the doctor takes into account:

  • quality and reliability of the material;
  • the place of installation of the crown is the anterior or lateral chewing tooth;
  • method of fixing the crown;
  • the service life of the crown.

In addition, the installation of the crown should not provoke the destruction of adjacent teeth.

At Starrett City Dental, highly qualified specialists are engaged in prosthetics. They use only high-quality materials and modern technologies for installing crowns in their work. Each client receives an individual approach, which makes the procedure as comfortable and effective as possible.