Damaged or discolored teeth deserve the royal treatment. Vivian Rose Kunstmann, DDS, and her team provide dental crowns for patients at her Boca Raton, Florida, practice. Porcelain crowns help effectively restore the health and appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored. Crowns can also be used to replace missing teeth and fill gaps in smiles. To find out more, schedule a consultation by calling the office or booking a visit online today.
A dental crown is a protective cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its structure and appearance. Crowns can also be attached to implants to function as replacement teeth. Most commonly, crowns are used to restore teeth suffering from the following situations:
Crowns are made out of a variety of materials, but the team at Vivian Rose Kunstmann, DDS, doesn’t use any metal for crowns. She uses porcelain, a sturdy, versatile material that can be made to perfectly match the shade of your surrounding natural teeth.
Getting a crown typically requires at least two visits to the office. During the first visit, Dr. Kunstmann will remove a small portion of the enamel from the affected tooth to make room for the crown. Then detailed impressions are made of your tooth.
The dental team sends the impressions off to a dental lab where your crown is custom-made according to the specifications on shape, shade, and size. It generally takes about two weeks to create a crown.
Once your crown is ready, you’ll come back in for a follow up and your dentist will use a special dental adhesive to bond the crown to your tooth. Any final adjustments are made to make sure the fit is right. If you have a dental implant, your dentist securely attaches the crown to your implant.
Crowns closely match your natural teeth in almost every way. They’re extremely durable, and they resemble your natural teeth, making them as close to the real thing as possible. Therefore, not only do crowns enhance your smile, but they also allow you to eat whatever you like and not worry about chipping or cracking.
Typically, dental crowns last you at least 5-15 years. You can help ensure your crown lasts for a long time by treating it like you would a natural tooth. Brush and floss with care and maintain visits with Dr. Kunstmann at the office for professional cleanings and checkups.
To learn more about dental crowns, book a consultation at the office by calling or using the online scheduling tool today.