September 8, 2014

A Visit to My Dentist

Dear Readers,

Last week I discovered that an old cap, or crown, had broken.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth.  The cap covers the entire tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength.  Usually a cap is needed when a tooth is decayed, cracked, or weak.

I made an appointment with my dentist of 15 years, Dr. Marc Lowenberg of Lowenberg, Lituchy, and Kantor.  The practice is in New York City.  He explained that the process of replacing the cap would require two sessions.  The first session took about an hour.  It's an interesting process so I thought I'd share it with you.

-Martha