Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida.
A dental crown is meant to fully restore and protect an entire tooth. A dental crown, referred to simply as a crown, fits over the entire tooth and is tooth-colored, so it blends in nicely with your other teeth. Crowns are made of all porcelain and are extremely durable and safe for restoring a tooth.
Crowns are used to correct these types of problems:
- Broken, chipped, or fractured teeth
- Repair a cavity that is too large to fill
- Change the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen
- Protect a brittle tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a tooth that is discolored
- Cover a tooth that is worn down from clenching and grinding your teeth
- Help restore an uneven bite
What to expect, first visit:
The procedure for a crown usually requires two visits. During the first visit, your tooth will be prepped to make room for the crown that will be later placed on your tooth. Before Dr. Benson preps the tooth, anesthesia is applied beforehand to prevent any discomfort or sensitivity.
Then, Dr. Benson removes any damaged portion of the tooth and impressions of your mouth are made. These impressions will be sent to a dental lab for them to custom-make your dental crown. A temporary crown will be placed over your tooth to protect it while your permanent crown is being made.
What to expect, second visit:
Once the crown is ready, you will return for your second visit in which Dr. Benson will permanently bond the crown over your tooth. During this last visit, Dr. Benson will also ensure your crown fits perfectly and is comfortable to you, especially when you bite. Any necessary adjustments will be made at this time.
The final product:
Once the crown is in place, it is ready to be used for biting and chewing. Although mild sensitivity may occur immediately following the procedure, your crowned tooth should not cause any discomfort or pain after the initial sensitivity subsides.
Caring for your new crown is easy, just brush and floss it like you would clean your natural teeth.
To schedule your next appointment, contact PGA Smiles today! We welcome patients of Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, Florida.
The PGA Smiles® team is here to answer all your dental questions.
Please send us a message or call us at 561.627.7090.