Our Port St. Lucie Dental crowns are restorations that return damaged teeth to their original shapes and functions. If you have teeth with extensive decay or other issues, dental crowns treatments act as caps over teeth that have much of their structure removed. When these crowns are affixed, they sit over the gum line like natural teeth and help to maintain function, strength, and offer a positive appearance.
Repair and Protect, Dental Crowns – St. Lucie West
Since dental crowns fit over teeth, they offer protection to the structure that lies underneath. They are cemented into place. And since they are crafted from durable materials, they will keep restored teeth functional without the fear of breaking apart.
What is the Process of Installing a Dental Crown?
To provide for your comfort, your dentist will numb the area of the tooth that will be receiving the crown. The outer surface of the tooth will be removed to make room to fit the surrounding crown. A tooth impression will be taken and sent to a lab so that the permanent crown can be created. Until the crown is ready, your dentist will place a temporary crown on the tooth. At the next appointment, a special cement will be use to attach the permanent crown.
How to Care for a Crown
Although crowns are durable, they are not invincible. Future issues could result in a break, or the underlying teeth may get cavities. The best way to keep these crowns safe is to practice a regular oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing will keep the areas clean. It is also recommended to avoid chewing hard foods and biting into other hard objects.
Banyan Dental for Your Dental Crown
If you are in need of a dental crown, we encourage you to work with an experienced dentist. Dr. Jade Thomas at Banyan Dental has the skill and experience to ensure your comfort while he helps to protect your teeth and restore your smile.