Find out more about these tooth-shaped restorations and why they are necessary.
Even though teeth are amazingly strong, sometimes there are issues that still occur that require you to visit your Pensacola, FL, family dentist Dr. Jennifer Georgiades for treatment. These dental issues shouldn’t be ignored. Of course, if you cracked or fractured a tooth then we may recommend getting a dental crown. A dental crown is a dental cap that made to look just like the crown of a tooth and its purpose is to restore your smile either by helping to replace missing teeth or fixing damaged ones. Crowns can also improve your bite and also make chewing easier.
Crowns are often placed over teeth that have been damaged by decay, infection or trauma to prevent further damage to the tooth. If we don’t place a crown over a weak tooth, over time the tooth will become weaker and more brittle leading to chips, cracks and fractures. By getting a crown from your dentist in Pensacola, FL, you can preserve your smile for the long run.
There are different kinds of dental crowns, from ceramic and porcelain to stainless steel and resin. Of course, most dental crowns are made from porcelain or ceramic; however, our Pensacola, FL, dentist will discuss the best option for you based on your current health and which tooth or teeth we need to treat.
In order to get dental crowns, you will have to come back into the office twice. The first time will be to prepare the tooth for the crown. In order to do this, we need to make room for the crown to fit perfectly over the tooth.
Once the tooth is prepped, we will take impressions so that our dental lab has the measurements they need to create the perfect crown. You won’t get your permanent crown right away (it will take up to one week for the lab to create it and send it back to us) but we will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it and to make sure you can comfortably chew and speak.
Your final visit will involve checking the bite and fit of your permanent crown before cementing it into place. We will also make sure that you are completely happy with your new restoration before placement. Once the crown is in place your tooth is now strong and durable once more.
Do you have questions about getting dental crowns in Pensacola, FL? Do you want to find out if this restoration could improve your smile? If so, call Emerald Coast Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation.