At Tribeca Smiles in New York, NY, Dr. Frederick Solomon likes to say that he doesn’t just fix teeth — he treats patients with not only cosmetic dentistry but comprehensive general dentistry. His mission is to look at patients as holistic individuals in order to treat them properly. When your teeth get worn down or damaged, crowns are an excellent option to regain the original stability and strength you had in the affected tooth. Crowns also serve as protection against more distress and degradation. Just as a football helmet protects your head from damage, a crown protects your compromised tooth. Crowns are made to aesthetically match your existing teeth in color, shape, and size so they will blend into the surrounding teeth. Translucency and luster of your teeth are also matched so as far as anyone else knows, they are your original teeth. Crowns are stain-resistant and don’t slide or shift, like dentures, since they are cemented into place — giving you the peace of mind that they will stay put.
CEREC Dental Crowns
We also use CEREC digital dentistry that allows us to complete a natural-looking crown that is crafted and placed in one single appointment, typically in about an hour. The CEREC technology allows us to craft a customized dental crown using a specialized computer and our in-house laboratory. We will take digital impressions of your teeth using a state-of-the-art scanning system instead of conventional molds. Your dental crown will be created from a ceramic cube using a 3D printer, and the result is a porcelain crown that looks natural within your smile.
FirstFit is another advanced same-day solution we use to bring conservative care to our patients. With FirstFit, we take a quick impression of your teeth during your consultation and send it off to our partner dental lab. When you return for your crown visit, your damaged tooth is conservatively treated using a custom 3D prosthetic guide and your brand new, natural-looking permanent crown is placed, all within the same visit. FirstFit greatly enhances the accuracy of crown procedures and offers a minimally invasive approach toward restoring your smile.
"I had a root canal today and have been dreading what would occur during and after the procedure. Dr Solomon and his team walked me through the steps and made feel comfortable throughout.A few jokes and magic tricks relaxed me even more. If I could give 5 plus stars I would :)"- K.R. / Google / Mar 08, 2019
"Tribeca Smiles has the best dental staff in NYC, and especially downtown. I have been coming to this practice since it opened in 2003, and it’s wonderful for anyone aged 5 to 100 ! Dr. Solomon has a terrific and focused approach and the rest of the staff including Milly, Jamiese, and Christine are beyond helpful and friendly each and every visit. If you need any dental work you have to try Tribeca Smiles !"- E.S. / Google / Jan 09, 2020
"Well, while here in New York, I had to get one of my teeth pulled today‼️ Yep pulled😁 I was so blessed to be seen by Dr Fred Solomon of Tribeca Smiles. When I tell you that I had an amazing experience‼️He was so gentle and so patient. The numbing process was a breeze by the way. Then shortly after that the extraction began. I just felt a slight pinch and a little pressure then out came the tooth‼️ I didn’t even realize that he was done‼️ His staff was very friendly and very professional. Anybody living in New York and looking for a dentist should definitely check out Tribeca Smiles."- C.D. / Google / Jan 03, 2020
"Excellent service and caring staff!"- C.S. / Google / Dec 11, 2019
"On vacation in NYC I annoyingly chipped a veneer at lunch. As I was in the area I googled 'Cerec' and found Tribeca Smiles. Dr Solomon was kind enough to fit me in the same day, and I was soon on my way with a perfect repair.Dr Solomon and his staff are very friendly, helpful, and pleasant to deal with.But a highlight was meeting Merlin the dog who Dr S allowed me to have my photo taken with. Highlight of my day!(Don't worry if you're not keen on dogs. Merlin is hidden out of the way - but I missed my mutt and Dr S was kind enough to let me see him).If you're here on vacation and want any emergency dental work, I would happily recommend giving Tribeca Smiles a call first to see if you can be fitted in."- T.L. / Google / Dec 07, 2019
Dental crowns may be needed or wanted in a variety of situations. They can be used to protect a weakened tooth from breaking more, or they can even hold parts of a tooth together that have already cracked. Crowns can be used to fix a tooth that is already broken or extremely worn down. They can serve as a covering and support for a tooth that already has large fillings but is still decaying. Crowns can be used to hold dental bridges in place, or cover misshapen or very discolored teeth. Crowns can cover implants or simply be utilized for cosmetic reasons. Ceramic and porcelain crowns typically give you the benefit of a better match in color than other types of crowns and work better for people with metal allergies, which can be an issue with crowns containing metal.
What To Expect
Dental crowns are needed when the filling is too big for the tooth to hold, you’re coming off a root canal, or a combination of the two. Regardless, the first step involves the utilization of a local anesthetic to make sure your tooth and surrounding tissue are both numb. If you have just had a root canal procedure, an anesthetic will still be used. Impressions will be taken of your tooth so that our lab can create your crown. With our crowns, the precise shade of your surrounding teeth will be matched as well. From there, the tooth will be prepared, final impressions will be made, and a temporary crown will be provided until the porcelain or ceramic crown can be cemented into place.
Congratulations on your new crown! We know that it’s not the most pleasant process, but after it’s situated, it will withstand the day-to-day pressures a tooth must deal with, like biting, chewing, and grinding. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s indestructible, but it should give you years of reliable service. Once the bite has been aligned properly and the excess cement has been cleaned, you will receive very specific post-procedure instructions for how to best care for your new crown. It is vital to follow these instructions carefully, especially regarding what to eat and not eat. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, let us know so we can address it.
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Restorations for Your Smile
You’ll see that Tribeca Smiles is not just another cookie-cutter dentist. The spa-like atmosphere of natural wood and fiber will instantly lower your stress. Your confidence will increase as soon as you experience the science and technology at Dr. Solomon’s fingertips. He will create and install your crowns in just one visit instead of the typical two or more visits, all brought together for your health by Dr. Solomon’s decades of experience.