Dental crowns are a versatile treatment that addresses cosmetic and restorative dental issues. At Smile Viera, our dentists utilize dental crowns to treat a variety of dental problems. We would like to answer frequently asked questions that many of our patients have about dental crowns. You can schedule an appointment at Smile Viera online or call our Viera, Florida office at (321) 614-3833 to learn more about what dental crowns can do to improve your oral health.
Dental Crown Q&A
What are dental crowns used for?
Dental crowns are a restorative dental solution used to fix cracked or broken teeth or cover discolored or misshapen teeth. They can also cap off dental implants and stabilize teeth following root canal treatments.
What are dental crowns made out of?
Dental crowns are made of a porcelain ceramic that blends in with natural teeth. Because crowns can be color-matched to the rest of your smile, they look like they are natural teeth.
What is the dental crown process like?
At Smile Viera, we will provide a full examination of your teeth and gums before treatment to make sure dental crowns are right for you.
To begin treatment, the treated tooth will be cleaned and then shaped. We will have to remove a small amount of tooth enamel so that there is room for the crown. Then, we take a dental impression of the tooth to make sure that the crown blends well with other natural teeth. We will fit you with a temporary crown while a custom one is made for you in a dental lab.
How do I take care of dental crowns?
If you take care of your dental crown or crowns, they can last for over 30 years. Remember to brush and floss regularly, and schedule routine visits to Smile Viera so that your crown can last as long as possible.