Dental crowns are restorative and cosmetic measures that protect and improve the appearance of damaged or discolored teeth. Our dentist, Dr. Eric Spellman of Eric Spellman, DMD is a highly trained cosmetic and general dentist who ensures dental crowns become a beautiful addition to your smile. Dr. Spellman and his team will recommend the best treatment for your dental needs during your initial dental crown consultation at our Larchmont office.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, often referred to as “caps,” are dental restorations that cover a natural tooth. Crowns can be made from various materials, including porcelain, gold, zirconia, or amalgam. With over 30 years of experience, our experienced dentist in Larchmont is Dr. Eric Spellman prefers to utilize porcelain dental crowns for patients because of the material’s incredibly natural appearance. In addition, your dentist may recommend a dental crown for a damaged or decayed tooth that the dentist cannot repair with a dental filling or other restoration. Lastly, Dr. Spellman will use a dental crown for patients receiving a single dental implant.
What does a dental crown treat?
Dental crowns have many benefits; for example, crowns protect a tooth after a root canal. Also, they will save a tooth more prone to breaking due to a previous injury. In addition, Dr. Spellman commonly uses a crown on a single tooth that stands out due to discoloration or an unattractive filing. In most cases, our dentist, Dr. Spellman will use a dental crown to protect the tooth and blend in with your surrounding teeth to enhance your natural smile.
Other benefits of dental crowns include:
- Protecting a tooth that has been worn because of grinding or pressure
- Anchoring a bridge or dental implant
- Crowns will give you the ability to eat normally again
- They will hold together a cracked tooth and save it from the need for removal
Above all, many patients in Larchmont will seek dental crowns to add length or width to teeth to fix misshapen teeth. It’s no wonder dental crowns continue to make significant headway in cosmetic dentistry. For these reasons, Dr. Eric Spellman will match the crowns to the color of your natural teeth. Then, he will ensure your teeth blend perfectly with your natural teeth. As a result, you will have fully functioning teeth that look natural. More importantly, the crowns will enhance your overall smile and appearance. Dr. Spellman and his staff will schedule your initial consultation to evaluate if crowns suit you.
What Is A Dental Crown Procedure?
First, you will have an initial consultation with Dr. Spellman to see if you are a candidate for a dental crown. Dr. Spellman offers CEREC dental crowns that can be completed in one single dental appointment. Traditional dental crowns require two appointments. First, Dr. Spellman will perform a restructuring procedure that shapes your tooth for the crown. After that, he will take an impression of the tooth so that he can create a perfectly fitted crown in the office during your appointment. Unlike traditional dental crowns, you will not have to wear a temporary crown until your permanent crown is created.
Dr. Eric Spellman will place the permanent dental crown to ensure the crown fits well and looks natural. Furthermore, the crown will be placed in line with your existing jawline to retain the natural shape of your face.
How do I take care of a dental crown?
It’s no secret that the best way to care for a crown will be to treat it like a natural tooth with good brushing and flossing habits. In other words, take care of your dental crowns properly to ensure your crowns will last as long as possible. Additionally, you will want to avoid foods that stain or lifestyle habits such as tobacco use. More importantly, keep your scheduled appointments for dental exams and cleanings. Dr. Eric Spellman and his staff will remind you of your upcoming scheduled appointment.
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
Dental crown costs vary depending on each patient’s unique dental treatment needs. During your initial consult and exam, Dr. Eric Spellman will evaluate your teeth and gums to create a treatment plan best for your smile. Then, he will be able to discuss the cost of treatment based on your specific needs.
How Do Porcelain Dental Crowns and Porcelain Veneers Differ?
A porcelain veneer and a porcelain crown procedure are very different. Dental veneers only cover the front portion of the tooth, whereas a dental crown covers the entire tooth. Dr. Spellman uses the dental veneer option as a cosmetic treatment to conceal stains, cracks, chips, or gaps. A dental crown is more of a restorative dentistry treatment that is designed to repair decayed or damaged teeth; however, this crowns also offers significant cosmetic and aesthetic benefits. Dr. Eric Spellman can best decide which approach would be helpful for your specific dental needs.
Contact Us to Learn More
We are delighted to be able to offer our Larchmont patients crowns that can be complete in 1 appointment using our revolutionary technology. Call our office today at (914) 315-4446 to schedule a dental crown consultation. We also treat patients for Dental Crowns from Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, Harrison, Rye, and surrounding areas.