Dental crowns, also known as “dental caps,” “tooth crowns,” and “tooth caps,” are restorations of the tooth that cover and encase the entire structure above the gum line. Dr. Daniell Mishaan, widely considered the best dentist in New York, has many patients visit his office, located in midtown Manhattan, with broken, decayed, or weakened teeth. Dr. Mishann has used crowns to:
- Rebuild cracked or chipped teeth
- Fix decayed tooth structure
- Strengthen teeth
- Improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth
Crowns can be made out of porcelain (dental ceramic), metal, or any combination of both. Unlike fillings, which simply fill in a small portion of the tooth, a crown will encase the entire outer surface of the tooth, thus becoming the tooth’s new “shell”.
Dr. Mishaan uses dental crowns because of the advantage they provide over fillings by way of the fact that they are created outside of the office in a dental laboratory. A technician will examine a mold of your teeth, checking for correct bite and jaw movements, and form a proper reconstruction of the original tooth. Fillings, however, must be sculpted while you sit in the chair.
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Dr. Mishaan and his staff would be happy to discuss porcelin crowns with you. Please feel free to call our office for a private consultation, or schedule an appointment with Dr. Mishaan.