Everyone deserves to have a healthy, beautiful smile. But even individuals who have perfectly straight and vibrant smiles may struggle to feel confident due to chipped, decayed or fractured teeth. A crown or tooth cap can protect a damaged tooth while providing you with an adequate solution that is indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth.
Let our comprehensive dentistry practice restore your perfected smile with our custom-made porcelain and ceramic dental crowns. We take the time to ensure each crown is uniquely fit to your mouth and accurately matches your smile. Contact us for more information about our dental services and procedures or to schedule an appointment.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a damaged tooth in order to restore its natural size, shape, and strength as well as to improve the aesthetic appearance of the tooth. A crown fully encloses the visible portion of the tooth above the gum line. During the dental crown procedure, our Florida DMD gently removes any broken pieces of the tooth and any decay from the area. Thereafter, an accurate mold of the surface will be made and sent to a laboratory for custom crown creation. Once the crown is ready, it may be cemented onto the affected tooth. Our professionally manufactured tooth crowns are ensured to be both strong and reliable and will effectively protect the underlying tooth.
Common Types Of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are custom made using materials such as porcelain and ceramic, but can also be made from gold and metal alloys, and resin. For more information about the types of dental crowns we offer or to schedule an appointment for restorative dentistry services, contact our office today. We will help you choose the best option to restore your smile!
Porcelain Dental Crowns
The most popular material with which dental crowns are made is porcelain. Porcelain dental crowns are tooth-colored, making the crown nearly indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth. Porcelain crowns can chip or wear down over time, which may result in the need for a replacement of the crown.
Ceramic Dental Crowns
Another common option for dental crowns in regard to material is ceramic. As with porcelain dental crowns, ceramic dental crowns are custom-made to match the tone, color, and vibrancy of the surrounding teeth. As such, ceramic is often utilized for front crowns to the front teeth. However, ceramic crowns may not be as durable as other materials used for crowns.
Metal Dental Crowns
Metal dental crowns are available in materials such as stainless steel, gold, and silver. Metal crowns provide the highest level of durability among the options for dental crowns. While metal crowns can last for a considerable amount of time without the need for repair or replacement, these crowns are visibly distinguishable from the surrounding teeth.
Resin Dental Crowns
Resin dental crowns are typically the lowest-cost option among the different types of crowns. Dental crowns made of resin also provide a natural look to the tooth, as with ceramic and porcelain crowns. However, resin is significantly less durable than other materials used for crowns — resin crowns can easily chip or crack and may require frequent replacement.
Do I Need A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns help to solve a variety of problems for oral health and dental aesthetics. We ensure that each carefully created crown both matches the look of your smile as well as provides structure to your mouth. It’s important to note that if you are interested in teeth whitening service, the teeth whitening should be done before dental crowns are placed, as the teeth whitening procedure does not affect porcelain or ceramic as it may affect natural teeth. Patients may need a dental crown if they require any of the following.
- Replace a large dental filling to a small fractured tooth
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge to surrounding teeth
- Cover a dental implant
- Coat a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth following root canal treatment