Farzin Farokhzadeh

Dental crowns are prosthetics for your teeth. Crowns — or dental caps, as they’re called — become a permanent part of your teeth and require the same care you give your other teeth. Go to a Yonkers dentist open on Saturday and Sunday, and you’ll find the dental crown cost is just as reasonable as other dentists, but you may be able to have it put in place sooner.

Before After Porcelain Dental Crowns Yonkers NYA dental crown is a prosthetic for your tooth. Unlike a denture, dental crowns are cemented onto your teeth, so they’re permanent. Crowns, or dental caps, cover damaged teeth completely, from the gum line up to the tip. Dental caps can be made to look just like your original teeth, matching the color and shape. You may need a dental crown to:

Types of Dental Crowns

Your Yonkers dentist, open on Saturdays and Sundays, can make your crowns from several different materials, such as:

  • Stainless steel. Usually, these are only temporary, but they’re virtually indestructible.
  • Other metals. Dental caps can be made from gold, platinum or base-metal alloys such as chromium, cobalt and nickel. They withstand biting down hard, last longer than many other materials and don’t wear down.
  • Porcelain fused to metal. These dental caps match the color of your teeth. However, they can chip or break more easily. Because they look more like regular teeth than any other type, they’re often used when your front teeth need capping.
  • All resin. These dental crowns are a cheaper version. They don’t last as long because they can wear down over time, but while in place, they look and function perfectly.
  • All ceramic or all porcelain. Dental crowns made of ceramic or porcelain  look as much like your natural teeth as the porcelain fused to metal ones. They’re perfect for people with metal allergies.

Regardless of the type of dental caps you get, you take care of them the same way you clean all of your teeth — by brushing and flossing. The crowns are now a permanent part of your mouth. The differences between temporary and permanent crowns include:

  • Temporary crowns are made quickly in the dentist’s office.
  • Permanent crowns are made in a dental laboratory, fitted from a mold of your bite.
  • Temporary caps are made from either acrylic or stainless steel and are used for a little while until your dentist is done creating your permanent ones.

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