Exceptional Dental Crowns & Other Fixed Restorative Dentistry at Midtown Manhattan's Dental Lounge

Crowns & Other Fixed Restorative Dentistry

At NYC Dental Lounge in Midtown Manhattan, we’re not just about providing dental services; we’re about transforming smiles and enhancing lives. Our state-of-the-art clinic specializes in a wide range of dental treatments tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. From preventive care to advanced restorative procedures, our team of dental experts is here to ensure you receive the highest standard of care in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

Dr. JoAnna Pufnock offers lasting and beautiful restorative dentistry in an upscale, spa-like atmosphere. She is dedicated to skillfully restoring her clients’ bites and smiles while creating a personalized dental plan that instills comfort and confidence. At NYC Dental Lounge, we offer a comprehensive range of services to make your experience seamless and relaxed.

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry repairs or replaces missing or damaged teeth and includes the following procedures:

  • Fillings
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Bonding
  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a dental restoration that replaces the entire
crown portion of a tooth. Dental crowns may be restorative,
cosmetic, or both. At NYC Dental Lounge, our aim is to ensure your
teeth are not only strong but also radiate beauty and a natural
appearance. To achieve this, we offer porcelain crowns, which provide the following benefits:

  • Aesthetic: porcelain crowns are designed to look like your natural teeth.
  • Non-reactive: ideal for clients with metal sensitivities. 
  • Durability: porcelain is stronger than your natural tooth enamel and can last up to 15 years or more. 

You may need a porcelain dental crown if:

  • A tooth is cracked, broken, or damaged.
  • Decay in the natural tooth is too extensive to repair with a filling.
  • A tooth is missing entirely or has been removed, and an implant has been placed. 
  • You want a cosmetic restoration, but a veneer isn’t possible due to previous dental work or decay.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is one option to replace missing teeth, often replacing one or more missing teeth in a row, and are anchored in a variety of ways. A bridge offers restored bite function where missing teeth may have hindered chewing or talking before. And, bridges restore smiles and confidence too!

There are a few primary types of bridges we may offer you, based on your specific needs:

  • Fixed bridge
  • Cantilever bridge
  • Implant-supported bridge
  • Maryland bridge

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin, porcelain, custom shells placed on the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers conceal imperfections such as stains, cracks, or irregular shapes. They are bonded to the existing teeth, creating a natural-looking and durable solution. The procedure preserves most of the tooth structure while simultaneously improving the appearance and function of your smile.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are restoration options between a filling and a crown. They repair teeth that have moderate decay or damage that can’t be effectively treated with a regular filling but do not require a full dental crown. These intermediate treatments allow us to offer clients the least-invasive option possible, because we always want to restore your own natural teeth whenever possible.

Full Arch Restorations

Our clients have a variety of options for full- and partial-arch teeth replacement. Dentures or partial dentures have the power to restore function to your bite, beauty to your smile, and even better articulation to your speech. The NYC Dental Lounge offers the following options to clients at our Midtown office.

All-On-X Dentures

Dental Lounge is happy to offer a variety of restorations on existing implants, including all-on-x restorations. Also sometimes described as permanent or implant-supported dentures, all-on-x restorations function more like natural teeth than traditional dentures. This advancement in dental technology has given so many patients a higher quality of life because they’re stable, don’t require soaking, and help to prevent bone loss better than traditional dentures.

Traditional Dentures

Advancements in dentistry have made traditional dentures a lot less common. This tried-and-true restoration, however, may still be the best choice for some clients for one or more of the following reasons:

  • They remain the most affordable option.
  • They’re more likely to be fully covered by insurance.
  • Traditional dentures don’t require any surgery. 
  • They’re the best choice for patients who aren’t candidates for implants.

Traditional dentures are also much more lifelike and attractive than they were a generation or two ago. 

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are removable like traditional dentures and fit into the dental arch similar to retainers. This versatile restoration is designed to replace any combination of teeth on a single arch.

Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, and Veneers Near Me

Dr. JoAnna Pufnock offers beautiful and durable crowns and other restorations at her Midtown Manhattan practice. Book your appointment today at NYC Dental Lounge for a truly relaxing and individualized experience. We’ll build a treatment plan just for you, based on your history, needs, and preferences. 

At NYC Dental Lounge, we tailor our care to meet your needs while making each appointment a relaxing experience.

The Dental Crown Procedure: A Comprehensive Guide

Transform Your Smile with Expert Dental Crown Services in Midtown Manhattan

A dental crown is a restorative masterpiece designed to rebuild and rejuvenate your smile, offering both aesthetic appeal and functional strength. At Dental Lounge in Midtown Manhattan, we specialize in providing bespoke dental crown solutions tailored to meet the unique requirements of each patient. Our state-of-the-art technology combined with expert craftsmanship ensures that your dental crown not only blends seamlessly with your natural teeth but also restores your tooth’s integrity and appearance.

Step-by-Step: The Dental Crown Journey

Initial Consultation and Assessment:

Your path to a perfect smile begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our skilled dental professionals. This initial consultation allows us to assess your oral health, discuss your expectations, and determine if a dental crown is the best solution for you. Using advanced imaging techniques, we capture detailed pictures of your teeth, ensuring a custom fit and precise design for your crown.

Preparing Your Tooth:

Preparation is key to the success of your dental crown. This step involves reshaping your affected tooth to make room for the crown. Our goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible while creating an ideal shape for the crown to sit on. After the tooth is prepared, we take an impression, which serves as the blueprint for crafting your custom crown. A temporary crown may be placed to protect your tooth while your permanent crown is being made.

Crafting Your Custom Crown:

At Dental Lounge, we pride ourselves on using only the highest quality materials for our dental crowns, including porcelain, ceramic, and zirconia. These materials are selected for their durability and natural appearance. Your crown will be crafted in a state-of-the-art lab, where meticulous attention to detail ensures that it matches the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth.

Fitting Your Permanent Crown:

Once your custom crown is ready, you’ll return to our office for the fitting. This visit involves removing the temporary crown, thoroughly cleaning the tooth, and then carefully placing the new crown. We ensure a perfect fit by making any necessary adjustments and then securely bonding the crown to your tooth. Our commitment to precision guarantees that your dental crown not only looks natural but also feels comfortable and functions flawlessly.

Care and Maintenance:

With your new dental crown in place, we provide you with detailed care instructions to help extend its lifespan. Regular dental check-ups, proper oral hygiene, and avoiding harmful habits are essential to maintaining your crown and overall oral health.

Get in Touch - Your Smile is Our Priority

At NYC Dental Lounge, we’re here to ensure your dental health is never left to chance. Whether you’re experiencing a sudden emergency, interested in enhancing your smile, or just due for a routine check-up, our friendly team is ready to assist you with the highest level of care and compassion.


Don’t Hesitate, Reach Out Today!

Experiencing discomfort or have concerns about your dental health? Our doors are open, and our experts are ready to provide you with the solutions you need. Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities, and we’re here to offer immediate assistance, answer your questions, and schedule your appointments.

Get in Touch - Your Smile is Our Priority

Frequently Asked Questions

A dental crown is a custom-made restoration that fits over the existing structure of your tooth, effectively restoring its size, shape, and strength. You might need a dental crown if you have a significantly damaged or decayed tooth, after a root canal treatment, or to cover a dental implant.

With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns can last between 5 to 15 years, or even longer. The lifespan depends on the material used, the crown’s placement in your mouth, and your oral hygiene practices.

Yes, teeth whitening performed by our professional dental team is safe and effective. The results can last from several months to a few years, depending on factors like diet, oral hygiene, and tobacco use. Regular touch-ups can help maintain your bright smile.

Emergency dental care coverage varies by insurance provider and plan. We recommend contacting your insurance company to understand your coverage details. Our office staff is also available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork.

Regular dental exams and cleanings are crucial for maintaining oral health. They help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and identify problems early when they’re easier to treat. Cleanings remove plaque and tartar build-up, leaving your mouth feeling fresh and clean.

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