If you develop a cavity or damage a tooth by biting down on a hard object, your dentist might recommend porcelain crowns to restore its shape, size, and appearance. Expert dentist Anand Shah, DDS, of Celebrity Smiles in West Melbourne, Florida, offers crowns to restore your smile. To see if you’re a candidate for a dental crown, make an appointment by calling the office today.

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What are dental crowns?

A dental crown covers a chipped, crapped, discolored, or badly decaying tooth. The crown is tooth-shaped and functions just like your natural tooth. Once placed, the crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth that sits above the gum line.

Porcelain crowns are especially durable and mimic the color and strength of natural teeth. They also reflect light just like natural tooth enamel. Crowns blend right in with your natural smile.

What are crowns used for?

Dr. Shah may recommend a crown for a variety of reasons. These include:

  • Protect a weak tooth
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Protect a tooth with a root canal
  • Whiten a damaged, discolored tooth
  • Cover a tooth with a large filling
  • Support a damaged or decaying tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Hold a bridge in place

You may also choose a crown to restore the look of a misshapen tooth.

What is the process of getting a dental crown?

Getting a crown is a multi-step process that may require more than one dental visit. The team from Celebrity Smiles takes an impression of each tooth to get a pattern for the crown. A temporary crown is placed while the impression goes to a lab for the crown to be created. At another appointment, Dr. Shah places the crown, cements it firmly into place, and shapes it to fit your bite.

You leave the office with a new crown and a more confident smile.

How do I care for my dental crown?

You care for a dental crown just like you do your natural teeth. Brush at least twice per day, floss once per day, and rinse with a quality mouthwash. Also, schedule regular dental visits for professional cleanings and check-ups. With good hygiene, your crown should last for many years — or even a lifetime.

To prevent damage to your crown, avoid habits such as smoking, chewing tobacco, biting your nails, or chewing hard items like ice cubes.

If you have a damaged or vulnerable tooth, contact Celebrity Smiles to find out if a porcelain crown can help. Call the office to book your appointment with the team today.

Modern Dental Treatment:

Your Tooth Restored Today

If one and more of your teeth suffer from cavities, discolorations, cracks, or other damage, your dentist may recommend a crown. A safe and proven treatment option, crowns are custom-made appliances that cover your natural tooth structure to ultimately strengthen your tooth and improve the appearance of your smile.

In the past, restoring a tooth with a crown required at least two visits – normally with a week or even two between appointments.

Using new sophisticated technologies, today it’s possible for your dentist to restore a tooth with a crown in just a single appointment. This long-lasting, natural-looking treatment can be completed in as little as two hours.