A Brandon dental crown may not make you feel like royalty, but it is one of the premiere treatments for teeth with extensive decay or damage. Dental crowns are a secure way to fill gaps and restore a smile if a patient has missing or severely damaged teeth by putting a cover or a cap over the tooth or in the tooth area. Dental crowns are also used to hold a dental bridge in place, cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth, or cover a tooth after a root canal procedure. Dental crowns help their recipients to improve their ability to bite and chew which can improve the overall health of a patient.
Made of either porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, or gold, dental crowns are placed during a multi-step process and sometimes require more than one dental visit. The first step is a dental impression. A temporary crown is then placed to protect the tooth while the impression is sent to an offsite laboratory to create the final restoration. In some cases, same-day crowns are possible, so be sure to inquire. With good oral hygiene and minimal wear and tear, your beautiful new dental crowns can last up to 15 years.
Most common times when a patient needs a crown:
- When a cavity is too large for a filling
- Needing a bridge when having a missing tooth
- Needing to cover a dental implant
- To help a weak tooth that needs to be strengthened
- To protect a restored tooth after a root canal procedure
CEREC crowns are one of the most innovative dental technologies to ever emerge. With CEREC crowns, you don't have to worry about messy impressions, temporary dental crowns, or multiple dental visits. CEREC crowns are made right in the dentist's office and are placed in just one visit. CEREC crowns look great, too. Made of pure porcelain and no metal, CEREC crowns look and feel like your real teeth. The convenience, comfort, and beauty of CEREC crowns are unbeatable!
Porcelain Dental Crowns
Although dental crowns in Brandon, FL can be made of a variety of materials, including stainless steel, gold, and silver, nothing looks better than a porcelain dental crown. Porcelain dental crowns match the natural color of your teeth and are virtually undetectable by the naked eye. Because porcelain dental crowns are completely metal-free, they are an excellent option for patients with metal allergies. Best of all, porcelain crowns don't just look beautiful – they're long-lasting, too!
Longevity of Brandon Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are expected to last between five and fifteen years, but it is not atypical for a crown to last twenty to thirty years or even a whole lifetime. The durability of a patient’s crown will depend on a variety of factors such as wear and tear, grinding, facial trauma, acidic or sugary foods and drink, oral care habits, and plaque. While crowns are built to withstand more abuse than a natural tooth, proper daily care can make the crowns last for a considerable amount of time.