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    Out with the Old, in with the New

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Have an old crown? You may notice a dark line around your gumline, or that your old crown is darker than your other teeth. Did you know, most insurances will replace old crowns after 5 years? 

    Patients may choose to replace their old dental crowns for many reasons.

    Many times decay, poor fit, or wear and tear will result in having to replace an old crown. Concern about the appearance of metal crowns may cause some patients to elect all ceramic or porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns are strong, biocompatible, and will match your natural teeth.  We offer numerous choices for the replacement of old crowns. Your dentist can discuss the best option for you based on your aesthetic desires and budget.

    Now, through June 15th, Central Park West Dentistry will trade your old crown for a new one and receive $300 off your new crown! Call (212) 579-8885 to schedule; we'll check your crown replacement insurance benefits for you as well.

    Before and After Crown Replacement

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    Time for a Tooth Extraction: What to Expect from this Dental Procedure

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Most Americans will have at least one tooth extracted over the course of their lifetime.  If you’re preparing for a tooth extraction with your NYC dentist, then check out this overview on what to expect from this common dental procedure.

    Reasons for Tooth Extraction

    The most common reasons for a tooth extraction include chipped or broken teeth, cavities and extreme tooth decay, infection, abscesses and periodontal disease. Some cosmetic dentists may also recommend tooth extraction in preparation for dental braces, Invisalign, or a similar orthodontic procedure.

    Tooth extraction methods are also commonly used to remove impacted wisdom teeth. Your wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. However, very few individuals have enough space in their dental arch to support these four extra teeth. When wisdom teeth cannot erupt properly, they tend to grow in sideways or become impacted below the surface of your gum-line. This not only causes extreme pressure and discomfort, but also shifts the surrounding teeth, damaging years of previous orthodontic work. 

    Procedural Steps

    The procedural steps will vary depending on the type of tooth being extracted. For example, cracked, broken, or diseased teeth can typically be removed through manual extraction under local anesthetic. Wisdom teeth, on the other hand, almost always require surgical extraction. After administering general or intravenous anesthesia, your emergency dentist will make a small incision along the gum-line above the impacted wisdom teeth. Your dentist will then expose the impacted tooth for easier extraction before closing the incisions with biodegradable sutures. Most patients find that they are able to return to normal activities within 24-48 hours following the procedure, while the sutures typically dissolve after 10 days.

    With over 20 years of experience, our cosmetic and implant dentists with Central Park West Dentistry provide the best tooth extractions and restorative procedures in New York City. Call or email us today for more information on our services.



    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical or dental advice. You should contact your dentist to obtain advice with respect to any particular dental issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a dentist-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the dental office or any individual dentist or medical professional.


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