Dental crowns are among the most popular restorations in modern dentistry. They’re also among the services available from Ramiro Esparragoza, DDS, and Jorge Fornaris, DMD, at Gables Sedation Dentistry in the Coral Gables neighborhood of Miami, Florida. To learn more about how a crown can help improve the look and function of your smile, call the office or book online today.
Dental crowns are a restorative treatment that covers and protects the entire visible surface of a tooth. At Gables Sedation Dentistry, crowns create a beautiful and natural-looking finish that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Crowns are very durable while preserving much of your natural tooth tissue. That helps keep the underlying bone tissue healthy, as you still have the daily stimulation needed to preserve bone vitality.
Porcelain, ceramic, or gold are some material choices for dental crowns. With porcelain or ceramic, it creates a natural finish and shine that aligns perfectly with the rest of your teeth, and the shade is customizable to create a seamless color match.
Gold is another option at Gables Sedation Dentistry if you prefer. Gold crowns are durable and strong as metal crowns. They’re ideal for people who grind their teeth.
One of the reasons why crowns are such a popular treatment is the ability to correct so many different dental issues. In addition to protecting and restoring a natural tooth, dental crowns deliver cosmetic benefits.
Some of the issues that dental crowns can treat include:
Crowns are also the final step in root canals and form the visible portion of dental implants.
During the planning stage, your dentist gathers imaging to fully understand the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth. When you arrive for your procedure, numbing medication eliminates any sensation in the treatment area.
Your dentist begins by removing a small portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the crown. A set of impressions guides the fabrication of your custom crown, and a temporary crown covers the tooth until your permanent crown arrives from the dental lab.
At that point, you return to have your crown checked for appearance and fit before your dentist cements it into place. A final polishing smooths the surface of your crown, and your new smile is complete. Your dentist checks the crown during all subsequent dental exams.
When you’re ready to learn more about crowns, call Gables Sedation Dentistry or book a consultation online today.