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Crowns

CrownsOver time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If we notice that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked, a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.

Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is usually best. Crowns can be matched perfectly to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.

The process of installing a crown takes 2 visits. On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort. Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made. Your new crown will fit in the spot created for it and looks the same as your other teeth. Before leaving, we will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.

The crown takes about 3 weeks to be returned to your dentist. You will again have a local anesthetic to numb the area (usually)and the tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-20+ years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can painlessly restore your smile.

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of Pembroke Pines, FL. We make beautiful smiles a reality. Quality dental care provided by Dentist Steven D Heinicke and staff at our beautiful FL office. Providing a wide array of dental procedures including Welcome, Dental Implants, Invisable Braces, Bonding/White Fillings, Veneers, ZOOM! Whitening, Teeth Whitening, Crowns, Bridges, Dentures/Partial Dentures, Hygiene/Periodontal Health, Extractions, Root Canal (Endodontics), Inlays/Onlays, Crown Lengthening, Bone Grafting, Post Op Instructions, Cosmetic Dentist, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Dental Implants, Toothache and many other services. All of this available in our convenient Dentist office in Pembroke Pines, FL.