Dental crowns are permanently attached prosthetic devices that cover fractured, decaying, discolored, or cosmetically imperfect teeth. They are made from durable materials like porcelain or ceramic and can be customized to match the shape and color of your natural teeth. Other materials, such as resin, stainless steel, and metals such as gold, can also be used to make dental crowns. Healthy Smile Dental Care offers safe and effective dental treatments, including dental crowns that look and feel natural.
Dental Crown Uses
To protect the tooth against future damage
To protect a tooth that has been weakened by decay or illness
To replace a damaged or old filling
To restore a tooth that has already been damaged
For cosmetic purposes, such as filling gaps between the teeth or hiding discoloration
To keep dental bridges in place
To restore the strength of a tooth after root canal therapy
Procedure for Placing a Dental Crown
Any decayed parts of the tooth are removed and the outer portion of the tooth is shaved down to fit the crown.
An impression of the tooth is taken to create a precise model for your crown.
The dentist will send the tooth impression to a dental lab where the permanent crown will be manufactured and place a temporary crown. During this time, your teeth may be more sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks.
You will return for your next dental appointment once the permanent crown is ready. The dentist will place the permanent crown over the tooth, make any required modifications, and cement it in place.
Appropriate Dental Crown Care
To extend the life of your dental crown and prevent other dental issues, you will have to properly care for the crown and your dental health. Crowns should be cleaned the same way normal teeth are. Patients should brush their teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and properly clean the gaps between their teeth using interdental brushes or floss.
Get in touch with our team at Healthy Smile Dental Care to learn more about our services. Call our dentist in Hialeah, FL, at (786) 345-2040, book your appointment online, or visit our Hialeah, FL 33018, dental office at 3412 W 84th St #110.