If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of dental crowns, but it’s not until you need the procedure to repair a decayed or damaged tooth that you actually learn what they are. Do you have an upcoming dental crown in Orlando? If so, find out more about the treatment option and be prepared to sail through the procedure on your way to enjoying a healthy, strong smile once again.
DENTAL CROWNS REPAIR SEVERELY DAMAGED TEETH
For teeth that have sustained only minor damage or decay, a dental filling can be an appropriate solution. But if you’ve got one or more severely damaged teeth, you’ll need a bigger fix — something that goes beyond a simple dental filling. For these cases of serious decay and damage, a dental crown is a wonderful solution.
Expertly crafted from natural-looking porcelain, dental crowns are thin, tooth-shaped coverings that fit directly over the entire damaged tooth. The dental crown can perform a number of functions, including:
- Holding together pieces of a broken tooth
- Restoring decayed teeth when there is not enough structure for a traditional filling
- Strengthening weak or worn teeth
- Restoring fractured, cracked, or otherwise injured teeth
PROCEDURE FOR ORLANDO DENTAL CROWNS
If you’re in need of a dental crown, the procedure will be completed over two visits to Sand Lake Family Dental. In the first, we’ll take a series of x-rays and impressions to send over to the lab for the construction of your dental crown. Dr. Maali will also prepare your tooth for the crown by reducing its size, and you’ll leave this appointment with a temporary crown while your permanent device is created.
About two weeks later, your device is ready for placement and you return to Sand Lake Family Dental. Dr. Maali will remove your temporary crown and check the permanent device to make sure it fits and looks just like it should. Once he’s sure everything is perfect, your dental crown is securely bonded on to restore the health, beauty, and function of your smile.
CARING FOR YOUR DENTAL CROWN
Once you’ve had your dental crown placed, it’s just as important as ever to maintain excellent oral hygiene. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes, twice a day, floss daily (placing extra emphasis on removing food particles from the area surrounding your dental crown), and visit your dentist as recommended to maintain strong oral health.
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If you’ve still got doubts about your dental crown, or if it’s time for your regular dental checkup and cleaning, don’t wait to Contact Sand Lake Family Dental to schedule your appointment! We’ll keep you smiling strong today, tomorrow, and for years to come.