Dental crowns are bonded to a tooth in order to help restore oral health and to help improve the appearance of your smile. At Smile Design Dental, we often recommend a dental crown to patients whose teeth don’t have enough healthy enamel to support a filling or to top off a dental implant.
What Is A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are created by sculpting porcelain to closely resemble the look of a natural tooth. They are a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to help restore a tooth’s shape, strength and size. A dental crown can be the right choice to recreate the appearance and function of a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma.
The crown replaces the external portion of the tooth down the the gums in order to help patients create their best smile. Our South Florida dental team may recommend a crown to:
- Cover a dental implant
- Restore a broken or worn tooth
- Protect a tooth, weakened from decay, from breaking
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover misshaped or discolored
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Cover a tooth that has been treated using root canal therapy
Is A Dental Crown The Right Choice For Me?
Most people are ideal candidates for a crown. This dental procedure can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also restoring the tooth’s natural function.
After a dental crown is placed, most patients are able able to enjoy chewing without pain and be able to smile with confidence.
How Long Will A Crown Last?
Most crowns last between 5 and 15 years. It really depends on the wear and tear the dental crown is exposed to and if a patient takes care of the crown by regularly brushing and flossing. A crown should be treated just like your natural teeth, so regular cleanings and checkups at our South Florida dental practice are important!
Schedule Your Consultation With Smile Design Dental Today!
If you want to know if a dental crown could be the right solution for your smile, give your local office a call. A consultation with one of our doctors is the perfect way to answer all of your questions. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about crowns or any of the other services we offer.
Our team of dentists has years of experience and training in a wide variety of restorative dentistry services so that we can help you smile healthier and stronger again.