Larchmont, NY Dentist
Joel F. Levy D.D.S.
2039 Palmer Ave. Suite #101
Larchmont, NY 10538
(914) 834-9534

NYC Office
(212) 986-2287
20 E. 46th St. Suite 1300
New York City, NY 10017
Reasons You May Need Dental Crowns
By Joel F. Levy D.D.S.
November 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Dental crowns are a reliable and long-lasting way to make a weak tooth stronger and more durable. Modern crown devices are also very natural-looking, so you could wear one for years and no one would know (besides your dentist at checkups). Visit the office of Dr. Joel Levy, a dentist with offices in New York City and Larchmont, NY. He’ll take a look at your tooth and confirm that it’s a good fit for a crown.

The Structure and Purpose of Dental Crowns
A crown is a hollowed-out dental structure formed from porcelain that acts as a replacement for the outer enamel of a tooth. The outside surfaces are shaped with pits, fissures, grooves, and curves that are similar to what your natural tooth would look like. Dental crowns add strength and stability to a tooth, protecting the inner pulp and root from infection or injury.

Reasons for Crowns
Your teeth get a lot of use in the course of a day or week, which is why they need hard and secure outer enamel coverings. When a tooth becomes infected or injured, extraction can be avoided by restoring it with a crown. Another reason for getting a dental crown is bulking up a tooth that is too small compared to the others. A well-placed crown or two can close unattractive gaps between the teeth. Also, in a case where one tooth is out of place, your New York City and Larchmont dentist may recommend a crown to make it look right again.

Benefits of Crowns
With a crown over your tooth, you can feel confident about your ability to bite into food without the risk of sensitivity or pain. Porcelain is the material that is used for a crown, and it is very durable and unlikely to stain when you eat dark-colored foods and drinks. Best of all, the outer surface of a crown is smooth and polished, blending in beautifully with the rest of your teeth.

Strengthen Your Tooth and Your Whole Smile
To keep your smile strong and stable, have your New York City and Larchmont, NY dentist determine if a dental crown will be beneficial. Call (212) 986-2287 or (914) 834-9534 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Joel Levy.

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