Dental crown Home Services Dental crown Dental Crowns From a Team With More Than 100 Years of Experience! Ask About Our Free Dental Exams and X-Rays! If you’re searching for a dentist near me to help with a broken tooth, cracked tooth or toothache, The Dental Team of South Florida can help! We understand that it can be stressful when a tooth becomes compromised. You may be wondering if extraction is the only option. The Dental Team helps people preserve their natural teeth using state-of-the-art crowns every day at our multiple offices throughout Florida. Getting Your Crown Done Right the First Time Can Help You Prevent Pain, Discomfort and Expense Down the Road Our goal is to help you walk away with a secure and sturdy dental crown that will help you to resume your life without pain and discomfort. A dental crown is one of the best ways to restore a tooth to its normal shape, size and function. Our patients are amazed at the way a crown can add strength while improving the appearance of a tooth that was in bad shape. Let our team help you decide if a dental crown can help to preserve your damaged tooth! Rest assured that we’ll make having a crown placed a gentle, comfortable experience for you. Contact Us Now! What Are the Signs You Need a Dental Crown? People may need crowns for a variety of reasons. Generally, you have a tooth that is in trouble beyond “just a cavity” if you’re at the point where placing a crown in the best option. Here’s a look at the signs you need a dental crown: You have a cavity that's too large for a filling. You've fractured a previous filling. You're missing a tooth. You have a decaying tooth. Your tooth has excessive wear due to things like tooth grinding or acid reflux. This is sometimes called a "collapsed bite." You have a broken or fractured tooth. You have a large tooth gap that requires a bridge. You've recently had a root canal. Following root canals, dental crowns help to protect the newly restored tooth. You have a misshaped tooth that you'd like to cosmetically correct with a long-term solution that also preserves your oral health. You have a badly discolored tooth that you'd like to cosmetically correct with a long-term solution that also preserves your oral health. You have an unfinished dental implant that requires a crown. Dental crowns offer many benefits for people looking a relatively permanent fix for damaged teeth. When a crown is placed, it acts as a shield over your tooth. In fact, your entire tooth is covered with most crowns. You may also benefit from a partial crown if you’re looking for a more affordable option because your tooth can thrive without being fully covered. Unlike dentures and dental appliances, crowns stay in your mouth. They actually perform and look just like your own teeth. That means you don’t have to worry about removing them for cleaning. You also don’t have to worry about using any special cleaning products with crowns. Just brushing and flossing will be enough to keep your crown in top condition! Again, you’re just treating a crown like the rest of your teeth. Most people actually forget that they have crowns. How Does a Crown Work? A dental crown is essentially a dental cap that is placed over a tooth. While most crowns are secured and bonded in place using specialized dental cement, some are retained using dental screws. Most people will need two dental visits to get a crown placed. Here’s what to expect: The tooth and surrounding area will be numbed to allow for the dentist to move away any decay or failed restorations. The tooth is reshaped in preparation for the crown. An impression of your tooth will be made. The impression will be sent to a dental lab to allow for a custom crown to be created! Your tooth can be fitted with a temporary crown. During your second visit, the temporary crown will be removed to allow for your permanent crown to be placed. Dental crowns are made of materials like porcelain fused to metal, ceramic, metal alloys and composite resin. The goal when placing a crown is to make the chosen material blend with the color of your own natural teeth as flawlessly as possible. When selecting the type of crown material that will work best for your tooth, a few different factors need to be taken into consideration. This includes: The location and function of the tooth. Gum positioning. Your aesthetic preferences. The color and shade of your surrounding teeth. The Dental Team will walk you through all of the different options to help you make the best choice. Choosing the right option can help you to enjoy better function, a more natural look and crown longevity. Many people wonder if getting a dental crown hurts. When you crown is added, we’ll use anesthetic and numbing jelly to ensure that you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. While you’ll be told to avoid sticky or chewy foods while your crown is settling, there is essentially no downtime following this procedure. Keeping Your Crown in Top Shape Crowns are extremely easy to care for! In fact, your crown should remain structurally sound and free of bacteria as long as you’re following good basic dental hygiene. Here are some tips for keeping your new crown in sparkling condition: Brush your teeth carefully at least twice a day! Floss daily! If you find that you're avoiding brushing because your crown is sensitive to cold, switch to a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth. Try not to chew hard foods. While crowns are generally very secure, hard things like ice, peanut brittle, hard candies, lollipops, nuts and popcorn can all cause cracks. If you have a habit of grinding your teeth at night, you may be able to preserve your crown from shattering by talking to your dentist about using a night guard. The Dental Team will be happy to help with getting your mouth fitted with an appropriate guard if you have this concern! Many people are able to keep the same dental crown for 15 years if they take good care of their teeth. The good news is that hot substances like soup and coffee are completely fine for crowns! Of course, you should keep up with regular dental examinations and cleanings to ensure that your dentist is keeping an eye on your crown. Staying ahead of any signs of wear and tear can help you to avoid a painful crown emergency! The Dental Team of South Florida Can Fix Your Teeth Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Dental Team if you’re looking for a dentist near me specializing in crowns and caps for chipped, broken, weak or decaying teeth. We have more than a dozen easy-to-get-to office locations throughout Dade, Broward and Palm Beach to serve residents of Abacoa/Jupiter, Lake Worth/Atlantis, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Coral Gables. In addition to offering convenient office hours, The Dental Team also provides 24-hour emergency dental services. Book your appointment today! Get Started Today!