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Could your smile benefit from what dental crowns have to offer?
You’re outside enjoying your friend’s BBQ but it’s sweltering out and you feel like a human Popsicle. You immediately reach for some ice and pop it in your mouth and start crunching. Oh no! Now you are dealing with a chipped front tooth that not only looks embarrassing but also has really damaged your tooth. Who would have thought that the smallest of things could actually damage strong tooth enamel? Fortunately, our Winter Park, FL, dentist Dr. Edgar Acuña has just the answer for treating this problem.
When is a dental crown recommended?
There are many scenarios in which our Winter Park cosmetic dentist may determine that a dental crown could improve your smile including:
- To protect and preserve the crown of a weak or damaged tooth (teeth can be weakened by decay, infection or trauma)
- To improve the shape and appearance of a cosmetically disfigured tooth
- To support a dental bridge (to replace one or more missing teeth in a row)
- To support and preserve a tooth when a dental filling isn’t enough
- To cover over a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
A dental crown is custom-made to fit over a tooth to become the new and often stronger outer layer to prevent further damage from happening to your tooth. Of course, a crown can be used for strictly cosmetic reasons. Maybe you have severe stains and discolorations that even professional teeth whitening can’t tackle. If that’s the case, our dentist may recommend a dental crown.
If a tooth is also malformed or worn down due to teeth grinding a crown may improve the overall shape of the tooth while also protecting it from damage caused by teeth grinding or jaw clenching.
How is a crown placed?
Since no two smiles are exactly the same, the restoration you get should be just as unique as your smile. This means that a dental crown should be custom-made to fit over your tooth. So before you ever get your restoration we will need to prepare the tooth by reshaping it so the crown can fit over it. Then impressions will need to be taken.
These oral impressions will be necessary for the lab to design a crown that fits just right. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be placed over the tooth while waiting for the permanent crown to be made. Then you’ll come back to our office one last time to have the permanent crown fitted, adjusted and then cemented into place.
If you think your smile could benefit from getting a dental crown then it’s time you called Acuña Dentistry in Winter Park, FL, to take care of your smile and get your oral health back on track.