The Chelsea Dental Group
Pauline Vu, DDS
Dentist located in Chelsea, New York, NY
For patients throughout the Chelsea and New York City areas, Dr. Vu offers numerous cosmetic and restorative procedures such as the application of crowns. At her practice, The Chelsea Dental Group, Dr. Vu used state-of-the-art crowns made out of the most durable materials such as all-ceramic and zirconia crowns.
All-Ceramic and Zirconia Crowns Q & A
What are Crowns?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped device designed to cover or cap a tooth which has been damaged, decayed, or discolored. They are helpful at addressing the tooth’s size, shape, strength, and appearance. Crowns are cemented into place by a dentist and fully encase the entire, visible tooth. Crowns can be used to:
- Protect weak teeth
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover discoloration or yellowing
- Restore broken or chipped teeth
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover and protect a tooth with a large filling
- Cover a misshaped or small tooth
What are All-Ceramic Crowns?
All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns provide a superior color match to the surrounding teeth and they are suitable for people with metal allergies. They are durable, though now as strong as the porcelain to metal crowns. All-ceramic crowns are however, tougher than resin crowns. These types of crowns are best for front teeth.
What are Zirconia Crowns?
Zirconia or milled crowns are constructed in a lab or at the dentist’s office which has the appropriated software and hardware to produce them. These types of crowns do not require an impression to be made and are constructed from a very strong crystal. Manufactures of these crowns are not using a solid block of material with is baked at extremely high temperatures to ensure the crown is nearly indestructible. These crowns look very natural and work well as a cap for every type of tooth including front teeth. These crowns last a very long time and it is very unlikely that one will chip or crack.
Which Type of Crown is Right for Me?
The type of crown which is suitable for you will depend on your unique situation. There are advantages and disadvantages to every type of crown and the right fit will accommodate your needs without creating another problem. The dentist will go over your choices with you to ensure that you choose the best crown for your exact needs.
Insurances We Accept
We accept most commercial insurance providers. For more information, please call our office.
Words from our patients
"Dr. Pauline Vu is fantastic. She is informative, relaxing, and light-hearted...Her staff is cheery and easy going and I always walk out with a...smile on my face."
"Dr. Vu always makes me feel special, managing to remember discussions we had at my most recent visit...I highly recommend Dr. Vu and her team..."
"Great place and great staff. Wonderful service and extremely helpful staff. Highly recommended! Love Dr. Vu too!"
"Dr. Vu is sweet, and she's got such a cute office! I think I'm probably a difficult patient at times, but if the staff think so, they never show it."