Porcelain dental crowns can benefit your smiles in many ways, including how they reinforce damaged teeth and improve their appearance. Learn more about how they can help you by reading below, and contact Dr. Dana Cuculici at Carrollwood Dental in Tampa, FL, if you are interested in treatment.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a porcelain dental restoration that fits over a tooth to surround it on the sides and cover its top. Dentists use crowns to...
- Stabilize a repaired tooth with a large filling
- Hold a dental bridge in place with a crown on either side
- Restore a damaged tooth
- Improve the appearance of a stained, discolored, misshapen tooth
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Although root canals have a rough reputation, this treatment ensures that your tooth does not require extraction. After a root canal procedure, crowns are placed over the previously problematic tooth to stabilize it and help protect it from the marring effects of everyday use. Additionally, dental crowns are color-matched to your teeth to ensure that they fit seamlessly into your smile. Amazingly, crown functions and feels almost exactly like a natural tooth!
The Application Process at our Tampa Office
A dental crown usually requires two separate appointments: one for preparation and to take a mold of the mouth, and one after a dental laboratory has created the crown for permanent placement. In the time between your appointments, a temporary restoration protects your prepared tooth until your final crown comes back from the laboratory.
Consulting with your dentist is the best way to ensure that a crown is the right treatment for you and your smile. For more information on dental crowns or their benefits, please contact Dr. Dana Cuculici at Carrollwood Dental in Tampa, FL. Call (813) 264-6911 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Cuculici today!