Cosmetic dentistry comprises a variety of treatments. Dental crowns are used to complement multiple procedures. They might be utilized after root canals or dental implant treatment, or to treat various issues. Talk to your dentist in Oviedo, FL, about these versatile prosthetics.
A dental crown covers a damaged tooth. The crown is made to resemble the natural tooth. Porcelain crowns strongly resemble natural teeth. They are also used to create a smoother, more aesthetically appealing appearance.
Once a crown is cemented into its position, it completely encases the tooth. A dental crown enhances the durability and strength of the original tooth.
Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile.
Types of crowns include the full ceramin crown (ideal for use on the front teeth), the ceramin-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown (ideal for use on the back teeth).
1. Before placing the crown on the tooth, the tooth will be shaped to make room for it.
2. Then an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth is taken.
3. A temporary acrylic crown is placed on the tooth.
4. When the permanent crown is ready (1-2 weeks normally), the temporary crowns are replaced.
A crown may last up to 5-10 years.
You might require a dental crown for various reasons. The following circumstances are examples of situations in which crowns are needed:
Dental crown treatment typically takes a few weeks to complete. These are the basic steps that this procedure involves:
A dental crown might last from five to 20 years. Crowns can still sustain fractures and they can get cavities. This is why you must take good care of teeth with crowns. If you brush and floss your teeth regularly, your crown should endure for longer.
One way to increase the longevity of porcelain crowns is to wear a mouth guard. This will help to protect the crown from fracturing.
Dental crowns are not inexpensive, but they can last for many years. The typical price range is between $800 and $1,700. Your dental office can tell you what to expect.
If you cannot afford the cost of your crown immediately, do not worry. Innovative Dental and Orthodontics offers an assortment of reasonable financing options.
If you think you might need a dental crown, consult your dentist. Our office does not charge you for advice, so feel free to ask questions. We want you to find the best solutions for your dental issues. Diagnosing and implementing treatment can ensure good oral health.
As a board-certified prosthodontist, Dr. Amit Kamat has received specialty training in prosthodontics. A tiny percentage of dentists receives this education (one percent of all dentists). This intensive training enables your dentist to diagnose and treat many dental problems.
Dr. Amit Kamat has undergone three years of specialized training in: