Dunedin Dental Associates provides dental crowns in Dunedin, FL. Call 727-734-3321 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are most commonly used to restore a tooth that has more damage or decay than a dental filling can repair, but they can also be used for cosmetic purposes, to restore a tooth following root canal therapy, to hold a bridge in place, or to replace a missing tooth when attached to a dental implant.
Getting a crown starts with digital impressions of your teeth and bite so that we can design your restoration. After removing the damaged areas of the tooth, a second impression is taken to ensure that your crown fits securely. At this point, we place a temporary crown on your tooth and send our design to a dental laboratory for fabrication. Once your crown is finished, you’ll return to our office and it will be bonded in place.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
We work with a leading dental laboratory to provide our patients with high-quality crowns that closely resemble natural teeth in terms of appearance and function.
Because a crown is more effective at restoring a weakened tooth than a dental filling, your restoration will stand the test of time.
Better Oral Health
Instead of extracting your natural tooth, you can save it with a dental crown, which prevents bone loss and protects your oral health.
Are You a Good Candidate for Crowns?
If you have a tooth that has more damage than a dental filling can repair, you may be a candidate for a dental crown. Crowns may also be needed after a root canal, to support a bridge, to improve the appearance of a tooth, or to restore a missing tooth when attached to a dental implant.
There are four common types of crowns:
This type of crown is often used for teeth that are visible when smiling as they are made from a porcelain-based material that retains the look of your natural teeth.
Porcelain Fused to Metal
These crowns are known for their strength and durability while also allowing for a natural-looking restoration.
These may be used when more strength is needed, particularly for patients who grind their teeth at night.
Base Metal Alloys
These are strong and corrosion-resistant and are often used when there is less existing tooth structure available to support the crown restoration.
Why Choose Dunedin Dental Associates
To ensure that your crown looks and functions like a natural tooth, we use cutting edge digital dental technologies and the highest quality materials. Our personalized, patient-centered care means that your crown will be carefully designed to blend in with the rest of your smile.