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Fixing a Dark Front Tooth

Teeth that had previously had root canal treatments will usually turn darker after a few years.   That’s because a root canal tooth no longer has a blood supply to nourish it.  In essence it’s a dead tooth.  For this reason we will usually place a porcelain crown on a front tooth.

Tooth Preparation for a Porcelain Crown

The tooth was prepared for a crown by removing the outer shell of enamel.  This makes room for porcelain to cover the tooth without being too bulky.   This tooth also had some bonding which was removed as well. After the tooth preparation was completed, the tooth was scanned for a crown with Itero.

Placing a Porcelain Crown

A custom porcelain crown was crafted for our patient.  Once he approved the esthetics of the crown it was cemented onto his tooth.  

We noticed that the gum on the tooth just next to the crown was a bit too low.  With a laser a little bit of gum was removed to make the front two teeth appear more even.

Case II: Dark front tooth repair with a porcelain crown

Patient had a dark front tooth because the tooth had prior root canal treatment. 

First we performed an in-office Professional Kaboom! Teeth Whitening Treatment. Patient achieved results of six shades lighter.

Then the dark front tooth was prepared for a porcelain crown.   Once the crown was ready, it was cemented to the tooth for a large improvement in esthetics.

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About Dr. Peter Mann

Having completed NYU School of Dentistry and a General Residency program in Kings County hospital.  Dr. Peter Mann has trained with some of the top world renowned dentists.  Being recognized in 2009 with a fellowship award from the (ICOI) International Congress of Oral Implantology and in 2012 with a fellowship award from the (AGD) Academy of General Dentistry.   

In 2009 Dr. Peter Mann decided it was time to achieve his vision by opening his dental office to provide outstanding dental services to NYC residents.  Smile Arts of NY is located  in the heart of Manhattan on E. 40th between Madison and Park ave.

Originally born in Ukraine, when iron curtain of communism collapsed his family took the opportunity to pursue the American dream by moving to New York. Dr. Peter Mann has lived in New York ever since, for over 33 years. His goal is to provide excellent dental experience for his fellow New Yorkers.

Dr. Mann lives minutes from the office. Patients undergoing treatment have his cell phone number and can always get in touch with any questions or concerns. It’s not unusual to see Dr. Mann arriving after hours to help a patient with an emergency.