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Cosmetic Make-Over of the Week: Replacing Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a beautiful esthetic option to repair a tooth after it has suffered a fracture, deep cavity, or any other trauma.  A crown replaces a significant amount of tooth structure in a damaged tooth.  Crowns in the past were not nearly as cosmetic as what we can achieve today.  Cosmetic Dentists presently have the tools at their disposal to make dental work appear natural.  When a dentist, the dental lab and the patient are all on the same page the results are guaranteed to look astounding.

The gentleman above had 20 year old crowns he wanted to replace due to cosmetic reasons.  This patient suffered trauma as a teenager which resulted in breaking his front two teeth.  The dentist repaired his teeth by placing crowns on the two front teeth.  The color was never matched correctly.  Over time the gums receded exposing the roots which creates a very unaesthetic appearance.

We advised him to replace his old crowns with a much more cosmetic option.  His gums were also trimmed with a laser to create a more appropriate tooth length.   It only took about an hour of his time in the chair and a week later the permanent crowns were cemented.

After removing the old crowns and cleaning the remaining tooth structure we took impressions to make brand new crowns.  Our crowns do NOT contain any metal.  Current dental materials allow us to make crowns completely without metal but they are just as strong. The metal free crowns are much more cosmetic in appearance than their counterparts.

cerec crowns
Cerec “metal-free” crowns

New crowns were cemented just a week later.  They appear much more cosmetic and natural than the old ones.  With good oral hygiene routine at home combined with routine dental visits every 6 months, we expect this dental work to last for many years to come.

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About Dr. Peter Mann

Dr. Peter Mann NYC

After working with some of the top world renowned dentists throughout New York City; in 2009 Dr. Mann decided it was time to achieve his vision by opening the Smile Arts of NY in the heart of Manhattan on E. 40th between Madison and Park ave.

Originally born in Ukraine, when communism collapsed his family took the opportunity to pursue the American dream and moved to New York. Dr. Peter Mann has lived in New York ever since, for over 22 years. His goal is to provide excellent dental experience for his fellow New Yorkers.

Dr. Mann lives minutes from the office. Patients undergoing treatment have his cell phone number and can always get in touch with any questions or concerns. It’s not unusual to see Dr. Mann arriving after hours to help a patient with an emergency.