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When are Dental Crowns Needed?

Dental CrownsFind out why crowns are used and how they can benefit your long-term oral health.

Dealing with weak or damaged tooth can be downright worrisome; however, Kissimmee, FL, cosmetic dentist Dr. Adel Mansour makes it possible to restore your smile and protect the damaged tooth so that nothing worse occurs. The sooner you seek treatment after cracked or fracturing a tooth the better. A dental crown may be all you need to revive and strengthen the tooth again while also improving its appearance.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that is designed to look just like a real tooth. The restoration is hollow, which allows it to completely encapsulate the tooth to protect it and to become a strong barrier for the tooth. Crowns are often placed over teeth that are weak or damaged by an infection, injury, or extensive decay. Of course, crowns also have their cosmetic benefits as well. If you have a tooth that is also malformed or discolored a crown can be placed over the tooth to improve its appearance.

Dental crowns are custom-made to fit over your tooth so the first thing our Kissimmee dentist will need to do is prep the tooth. This means that we will need to shave down an extensive amount of the tooth to make room for the crown. Once this is complete, we will need to take impressions of your teeth, which provide the exact measurements of the tooth from which a dental lab can create the perfectly fitting crown. In the meantime, we will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it while the permanent crown is being made.

Once your permanent crown is complete we will have you come back in to remove the temporary one and to check the look and fit of your crown. Once the fitting is complete we will cement the crown to the tooth. Crowns are very durable and can last up to a decade or more before needing to be replaced.

Do you have questions about getting dental crowns? Do you want to find out if this is the right restoration to improve your oral health? If so, call Central Florida Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Kissimmee, FL, today to schedule a restorative consultation with us.

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