Crowns Specialist

Lawrence Wang, DDS -  - General Dentist

Madison Square Dentistry

Lawrence Wang, DDS

General Dentist located in Flatiron, New York, NY

If you suffer from tooth pain or an unsightly smile, dental crowns might be the solution. Dr. Lawrence Wang and his medical team at Madison Square Dentistry, located in Manhattan in New York City, place crowns to restore and improve the appearance of teeth. Call Dr. Wang to learn more, or book an appointment online.

Crowns Q & A

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a prosthesis that covers a tooth, restoring it to its normal size and shape. Crowns improve the teeth by:

  • Strengthening the teeth
  • Protecting teeth from breaking
  • Improving the appearance of teeth
  • Holding fillings in place
  • Attaching bridges
  • Covering dental implants
  • Restoring broken teeth
  • Covering discolored or poorly shaped teeth

Dr. Wang lets you know if a crown is the right treatment, based on the condition of your teeth.

How are crowns placed?

The process of placing a crown on teeth typically involves two steps. It begins when Dr. Wang makes a mold of your teeth. That’s followed by placing the permanent crown.

To make the mold, Dr. Wang numbs your tooth and the gum tissue surrounding it. He then files down your tooth and makes an impression of it. The mold is used to create a permanent crown. You’ll wear a temporary crown while your customized crown is being made.

During your second visit, when it’s time to place the permanent crown, Dr. Wang again numbs your teeth and surrounding gum tissue. He then cements your permanent crown in place.

Does getting a crown hurt?

Because Dr. Wang numbs the area where the temporary and permanent crowns are placed, you aren’t in pain. You might feel a slight pinch when the numbing medicine is injected, however.

How long do crowns last?

Crowns can last a long time, even several decades in some cases. Taking care of your teeth helps lengthen the lifespan of crowns.

How do I know if I need a crown?

When in doubt, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wang to find out if your tooth needs a crown. Signs you may need one include:

  • An advanced (large) cavity
  • Tooth pain
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • A broken filling
  • Teeth look misshapen or deformed
  • You’ve had a recent root canal
  • Stained teeth
  • Weak teeth

When you’re ready to end tooth pain and improve the appearance of your smile with a crown, call Madison Square Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wang or book your appointment online.