Dental Crowns Can Strengthen Your Smile
A restoration that caps or encases a tooth to restore its size, shape, strength, and appearance, dental crowns are an in-demand procedure that we’re proud to offer our patients at Winter Springs Family Dental in Winter Springs.
What materials are used for dental crowns & how are they placed?
Dental crowns are typically made of porcelain, metal alloys, or a combination of the two.
When it comes to placing a crown, the process usually takes two appointments. During the first, our dentist will prepare your tooth by removing any decay and shaping it to make room for the crown. Next, we'll take an impression of your tooth or use a digital scanner so that a dental lab can create your crown restoration. A temporary crown will be placed to protect your tooth while you wait for your permanent crown to be made and ready. Once your permanent crown is ready, we'll fit it over your tooth to ensure proper alignment and bite before bonding it in place.
What are the advantages of dental crowns?
Dental crowns not only strengthen weakened and damaged teeth, they also help restore the natural shape of your teeth and can even improve their appearance. With proper care, dental crowns should last for many years, although you may need to replace them eventually due to normal wear and tear.
Who is a candidate for a dental crown?
If you have a tooth with significant decay, a fracture, a crack, or you've had root canal therapy in the past, you may be a good candidate for dental crowns. Candidates should also have good oral hygiene habits and get regular checkups and cleanings.
If you're interested in learning more about dental crowns and if they might be right for you, contact us today! Our team of professionals would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about this procedure!
Contact Winter Springs Family Dental About Dental Crowns Today
- Strengthen weakened teeth
- Protect a tooth that’s been significantly damaged by decay
- Rejuvenate a cracked or fractured tooth
- Boost your smiling & speaking confidence
- Prioritize your oral health!