Tooth Crowns in Brandon
Do tooth cavities cause you pain and social embarrassment? If no one sees your beautiful smile anymore because of cavities and poor dental health, then dental crowns might be the solution you’ve been looking for.
What Are Tooth Caps and Crowns?
A tooth crown is a cover that extends from the top of your tooth to your gum line, and it covers broken, chipped, or misshapen teeth. It will help maintain your dental health if a filling isn’t possible, and it can also be used to anchor a bridge. Dentists match the color and shape of your crown to your natural teeth, so it won’t be obvious you have a tooth cap. Call our office if you think you need to get a tooth crown.
Do I Need a Specialist?
All of our dentists can place crowns for teeth. This is considered a routine dental procedure, just like a filling, a cleaning, or a root canal. If you are in need of a cap or crown, call or visit us today and let us schedule an appointment for you.
Types of Crowns Available
Dental crowns are available in two types, either temporary or permanent. A temporary crown is pre-fabricated from plastic or stainless steel; you’ll wear a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready to be placed.
Ceramic Crowns: Construction And Usage
A ceramic crown usually has a porcelain base and is used for a front tooth crown because ceramic is most similar to the texture and shape of your natural teeth. Although ceramic crowns are somewhat more brittle than porcelain crowns, they wear well and can last for decades.
Porcelain Crown: Construction and Usage
A porcelain crown is porcelain that has been fused to metal. This provides additional strength and a better seal, which inhibits the likelihood of leaking and decay. A porcelain crown is very durable and can last for decades.
Dental Crown Procedure
You should allow at least two office visits to have your crowns installed, more if you’ll need additional preparatory work, such as a root canal. On the initial visit, your dentist will examine the condition of your tooth and your overall oral health. If your tooth is strong enough to support a crown, then your dentist will file it down to the appropriate shape and size to enable crown installation. He or she will then make an impression of the tooth, which will be used to fabricate your permanent tooth crown.
When your permanent crown is ready, your dentist will install it and adjust it so that it is comfortable and functional. Call our office today for more information on getting your dental crown installed.
Cost of a Dental Crown
The cost of your dental work will vary depending on your unique circumstances. The amount of initial prep work needed, the type of crown you’ve chosen, if you would like a gold crown tooth, and the benefits of your dental insurance will all affect your final dental crown cost. Our office can provide you with a detailed cost breakdown, so call us today.
Maintaining Your Dental Crowns
Maintaining good oral hygiene can dramatically increase the longevity of your dental caps. Be sure to floss daily, brush at least twice a day, and maintain a regular schedule of checkups and cleanings. Call our office to schedule an appointment and ensure that your teeth last as long as possible.
Now Offering CEREC Same Day Dental Restorations
CEREC is a method of dentistry for creating same-day dental restorations. Our dentists use this technology to prep the tooth for a full-coverage crown during a single, convenient appointment.