Cosmetic & Family Dentistry


Dental Crowns Dentist Philadelphia

How vibrant and healthy you feel is reflected through your beautiful smile. However, when a tooth is misshaped or cracked, it can often diminish your confidence in your reflection. A broken tooth can also make it relatively more difficult for you to chew without feeling discomfort or worried about damaging the tooth structure further.

Dr. Renee Yurovsky and her team of caring and experienced professionals want you to know that the top priority is to ensure that you feel at ease when you walk into our Philadelphia office. Our second priority is to show you how Dr. Yurovsky can help restore the functionality and aesthetic nature of your tooth by applying a dental crown.

When you are suffering from a damaged tooth or broken teeth, all you want is the functionality of the tooth back. To fulfill a complete smile that is unmarred by unsightly impairment. Here at Dr. Renee Yurovsky, DDS, our goal is to provide dentistry, the traces of which are virtually undetectable. We offer a wide array of options to replace missing teeth, including comfortable, natural-looking dental implants, to help patients in the Philadelphia, PA, area feel more confident in their appearance.

Our Center City Philadelphia dental office has advanced the science of crowns to offer solutions that remedy tooth damage safely and restore a full, attractive smile.

Most people will experience some damage to their teeth' surface (enamel) at some point in their lives. This damage can be as mild as discoloration or more dramatic, such as enamel chipping caused by consuming certain drinks and foods, many of which can result in acid erosion.

If decay or damage has wholly overtaken the tooth, reducing it will begin when the procedure does. Once the decayed portion of the tooth is gone, we will apply a custom-made tooth bond to the tooth’s surface. This form of restoration is commonly referred to as a “crown.” The primary function of a dental crown is to prevent further damage to the tooth’s surface area.

Our dentist’s office provides porcelain crowns, which are fashioned in a dental laboratory by trained technicians who specialize in creating these porcelain bonds. The dental crown itself will be carefully matched to the color of your surrounding teeth and provide the same strength as a healthy tooth. 

If decay or damage has extended down to the foundation (root) of the tooth, a dental implant or bridge would be better suited for the health of your mouth. After your initial consultation at our Philadelphia dental office, Dr. Yurovsky will discuss your options for restorations with you. With dental crowns, we are able to enhance your oral health.

Dental Crown Procedure

At the beginning of the procedure, Philadelphia Dentist Dr. Yurovsky will remove any decay present on the tooth’s surface and shape the tooth to fit the proportions of the dental crown. The dental crown structure must ultimately be thick enough to withstand chewing forces; therefore, the natural tooth below the dental crowns must be reduced.
Following this, the doctor will make an impression of the tooth and record how the teeth fit together. Then, a temporary dental crown will be fitted to the surface of your tooth while the permanent one is constructed in a dental lab.

Upon the second visit, the temporary dental crowns will be removed, and the fit of the new dental crowns will be carefully checked. The temporary crown will then be bonded to the surface of the tooth, restoring the tooth to its natural strength and functionality.

Post-Operative Instructions

Once you have completed the dental crown procedure of acquiring a new crown, you may continue with your regular eating habits. However, to avoid injury, you should ensure your local anesthesia has completely worn off before you eat again. This precaution will prevent you from inflicting any self-injuries, such as biting your tongue and cheeks or lips.

Common and normal reactions to these dental procedures include gum tenderness and sensitivity to hot, cold, and pressure. Sensitivity will increase with the invasiveness of the procedure. These symptoms should disappear within a few days to a couple of weeks. In some cases, the sensitivity may last longer than a couple of weeks, but you need not worry about this so long as your gums and teeth progressively feel better.

If the inflammation has affected the area where the dental crowns were bonded, we recommend you take ibuprofen as an anti-inflammatory. If pain and sensitivity continue for longer than a couple of weeks or worsen over time, contact our office to arrange a follow-up appointment.

Temporary Dental Crowns or Dental Bridges

When you require multiple dental restorations to treat a health or cosmetic dentistry issue, dental crowns can also be used to anchor a dental bridge. The purpose of dental bridges is to fill gaps where there are multiple missing teeth.

The temporary dental crowns or Dental Bridges must remain on your tooth until Dr. Yurovsky sets your permanent crown. Please call the office immediately if the temporary dental crowns become loose or come off at any time. Your tooth can shift within a few hours if your temporary dental crown is missing, which may inhibit the placement of your permanent dental crown. You can also experience sensitivity if your temporary cap comes off.  

If your temporary crown comes off or becomes loose, please carefully replace it and immediately call the office. Because it can only fit in one way, it is only possible to place it correctly.

Please avoid hard and chewy foods, such as ice, hard candy, gum, and taffy, as these can temporarily pull your dental crowns off the prepared tooth.

Maintain your normal oral hygiene routine. Flossing is an essential part of caring for your temporary crown. Please release one end of the floss and pull it through the side of the tooth instead of pulling it up between your teeth.

If your bite feels uneven once the local anesthesia has worn off, please call the office immediately. This imbalance may cause further discomfort and should be adjusted.

We offer a variety of services to help you improve your oral health and smile, including dental crowns in Philadelphia. Contact our Dental Crowns Dentist Philadelphia at 215-545-1202.

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