Dental Crowns – Miami, FL
Keeping Your Damaged Teeth Safe
A dental crown (or tooth cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens the tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
The reason you may consider a dental crown with Dental Specialists of Doral:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- The tooth has a root canal.
Although there are different types of dental crowns, porcelain (tooth-colored crown) is the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years if maintained properly, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced over time. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
What are the types of dental crowns?
- Stainless steel- these are crowns used primarily on permanent teeth as a temporary measure. The crown protects a tooth or a filling while a permanent crown is being prepared to fit.
- Metal crowns-Metal crowns can withstand high biting forces, and they are durable too. These are the best for molars present at the back of your mouth.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal- these types of dental crowns have a natural color that can be matched to your adjacent teeth. These are for your front or back teeth, where metal helps in maintaining strength.
- All resin- These are the less expensive types of dental crowns. However, they are prone to fractures and wear down over time.
- All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns- these dental crowns provide a better color match than any other type. All-ceramic dental is ideal for people with metal allergies and can be used for front and back teeth.
- Pressed ceramic-They replace the metal liner used in the all-ceramic height-making process. They are customized according to your natural tooth color. Pressed ceramic dental crowns are also long-lasting.
Processes involved in preparation for a dental crown
- During your first visit, the tooth that will receive the crown is examined and prepared. A dentist then takes an x-ray of the tooth and the bone. Your dentist might recommend a root canal treatment in case of tooth decay, and there are risks of infection, there is an injury to the tooth’s pulp
- On your second visit, your dentist will place the permanent crown on your tooth. First of all, the temporary crown is removed, and the fit and color of the permanent crown are checked. A local anesthetic is used to numb the tooth then the crown is permanently cemented in place
Are you looking for high-quality crowns in the Doral area? Contact us at Dental Specialists of Doral Group. We have Dr. Charles Krikorian, an experienced dentist who will help you select the right crown to solve your dental issues. Call us at (786) 355-4401 to schedule your appointment. We offer our dental care services to the communities of Doral, Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, Kendall, Sweetwater, Westchester, and Miami, Florida.