Dental Crown Larchmont, NY

Dr. Brad Gorsky is a restorative dentist in Larchmont, NY. He utilizes dental crowns to repair structurally unsound teeth or to cosmetically enhance teeth. We make a tooth crown look exactly like your other teeth and will also function just like them. We can complete this routine procedure in about two visits.

About Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a popular dental restoration with dentists for various reasons. Often referred to as a cap, a tooth crown is essentially a fake tooth that we place over top of a natural tooth to completely encase it. They sit right at the gum line and will blend in with the rest of your smile. Dr. Gorsky can use tooth caps for various cosmetic and restorative purposes including:

  • Protect and strengthen a tooth after a root canal
  • Replace old tooth fillings that are worn down
  • Repair a large broken or chipped tooth
  • Support a tooth with a large crack
  • Change the appearance of a crooked or misshapen tooth
  • Whiten teeth that are discolored, stained or yellow
  • Close gaps in between teeth
  • Lengthen teeth that are too short

Dental Crown treatment in Larchmont NY

Implant Supported Dental Crown

Dr. Gorsky also offers dental implant-supported crowns for patients whose tooth is beyond repair or missing. The process is the same as getting a single dental implant placement. We will surgically implant a fixture into your jaw bone to close the void left by the missing tooth. Here it will serve as the missing tooth root and as a base to support a custom dental crown.

The other solution, a dental bridge, will not replace the tooth at the root. This will result in bone loss which alters the fit of the restoration and can even change the shape of your face. An implant supported crown offers better retention and provides stimulation for the bone to prevent bone loss. You will not have to limit the foods you eat and the implant should last a lifetime with proper care.

Is getting a dental crown painful?

Many patients are scared that the dental crown procedure is painful. However, it is typically no more painful than a dental filling. Dr. Gorsky will thoroughly numb your mouth with a local anesthetic to ensure that you feel no pain. Dr. Gorsky will need to remove the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth. Here, you will likely feel some pressure but it should be virtually pain-free.

Can I get a dental crown on my front tooth?

Yes! Dentists can use dental crowns on any tooth in your mouth, even a front tooth. We can custom fabricate them to fit perfectly on any tooth in your mouth and blend in naturally. Dr. Gorsky will take digital or manual impressions of your teeth to ensure a proper fit. The cap will go all the way to your gum line and be virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth.

How long will my dental crown last?

With proper care, it can last up to 15 years. Dedicating yourself to proper oral hygiene is the key to the longevity of your new tooth crown. Fortunately, they do not require much extra care. All you need to do is brush your teeth and floss daily. Additionally, visit our Larchmont, NY dental office twice a year for a check-up and teeth cleaning.

Dr. Gorsky is accepting new patients at his Larchmont, NY dental practice. If you suffer from stained or damaged teeth, he may recommend a dental crown as treatment. Call today at 212.235.1769 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Gorsky.