Dental crowns are among the most versatile dental restorations performed by Shari A. Witkoff, DMD. Crowns are a great option for many individuals who are hoping to repair or cosmetically enhance one or more teeth. If you’d like to learn more, call the office in Coral Gables, Florida, or request one online today.
Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that cover all visible surfaces of a natural tooth. They are among the most versatile dental treatments available and can deliver numerous benefits.
There are multiple options for the type of material dental crowns can be made of. All metal crowns are sometimes a good option for protecting damaged baby teeth, as they are incredibly durable and will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth.
Porcelain over metal is another option and creates a beautiful, lifelike result that is also durable. Many people prefer all-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns, as they offer the most natural-looking results that blend seamlessly with the adjacent natural teeth.
One of the reasons why dental crowns are such a common treatment option is the fact that they can address a wide range of dental needs. Some of the issues a dental crown can treat include teeth that are:
Dental crowns are also used to secure dental bridges in place and are the visible portion of dental implants.
Advanced imaging provides information about the structure of your teeth and bone tissue. If you and Dr. Witkoff determine that a dental crown is the right treatment approach, an injection of numbing medication ensures you remain comfortable throughout the visit.
Dr. Witkoff removes a portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the new crown. Impressions are made to guide the fabrication of the crown before a temporary crown is cemented into place to protect your tooth until the permanent version arrives.
Once your new crown arrives from the lab, you return to have it checked for comfort and fit before it’s secured into position. This completes the dental crown process, and your restored smile is ready to share with others.
If you’re ready to learn more about dental crowns, call the office to schedule a visit or book one online today.