A tooth needs to be promptly treated if it has been damaged, decayed, or otherwise compromised.
A dental crown can provide unmatched protection and support to the structure of your tooth, avoiding the need for extraction.
At Venetian Pointe Dentistry in Orlando, FL, we offer premium dental crowns made right here at a high-tech dental lab in central Florida.
Dental crowns can be used to restore and cover teeth and address a variety of dental concerns. If you have a tooth with any of the following problems, we might recommend a dental crown as a restorative or cosmetic solution:
Teeth that have been chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged can be protected from further damage with dental crowns.
If advanced decay has left your tooth especially vulnerable, we can strengthen it with a crown. Crowns are often also placed following root canal procedures.
In the case of missing teeth, our dentists can restore your smile with a traditional bridge anchored by crowns or an implant-supported crown. If you choose an implant for your missing tooth, a temporary crown will be provided while you heal from the implant placement procedure.
Crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes as well as restorative. If you have uneven, misshapen teeth, crowns can cosmetically enhance your smile.
Another cosmetic purpose crowns can serve is to conceal permanent discoloration. Internal stains that cannot be addressed with teeth whitening can be concealed with dental crowns.
A dental crown is a cap placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size, improve its appearance, or strengthen it. The crown fits right over the tooth and is bonded securely in place so it will not come loose or fall out. It will look like a natural tooth and be stronger and more durable.
At Venetian Pointe Dentistry, we make dental crowns from different materials, including porcelain, gold alloys, ceramic, resin, or a mix. Porcelain is the most durable of these materials, making it a popular choice for front and back teeth.
Crowns are a recommended solution when a tooth is cracked, severely worn down, or infected to the point that it is structurally unsound. A crown protects the remaining healthy tooth structure and restores the tooth’s appearance, shape, and size. Dental crowns can also be used with dental implants to replace missing teeth.
If a tooth has a deep filling or becomes weak due to a large cavity, our dentist may recommend a crown. Fillings do not replace the crown of a tooth, so a crown may be necessary if the cavity is too large for a simple filling.
Cracks are another common reason for recommending a crown. While fillings can repair small chips in teeth, larger fractures may require a crown to protect the tooth from further damage. The stress caused by chewing can cause teeth to fracture or break. A fractured or cracked tooth is a serious oral health concern since a broken tooth can lead to tooth loss or even damage to the surrounding teeth.
Before the procedure begins, our dentist will apply a local anesthetic to the area to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. The dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel from all sides of the tooth. This creates space for the crown to fit comfortably and securely. If the tooth is severely damaged or decayed, additional tooth structure may need to be removed to ensure a proper fit for the crown.
After the tooth is prepared, the dentist will take an impression using a putty-like material or a digital scanner. This impression or scan is used as a model for creating a custom crown that precisely fits your tooth. The impression is sent to a dental laboratory where technicians will fabricate the crown.
Once the permanent crown is ready, you will return to our dental office to have it placed. The dentist will remove the temporary crown, clean and inspect the prepared tooth, and ensure that the permanent crown fits properly. The crown's color, shape, and fit will be evaluated, and necessary adjustments can be made. Once you are satisfied, the dentist will use dental cement or bonding material to secure the crown onto the tooth permanently.
Proper care and maintenance of a crown can help ensure its longevity and preserve your oral health. Visit Dentist in Orlando, FL at Venetian Pointe Dentistry at 5940 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819, or call (407) 352-6959 to learn more about dental crowns.