Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth. We’re proud that all of our crown manufacturing and laboratory work are done within the State of Florida.
Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If your dentist notices that a tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked, a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this, a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.
Process of Making a Crown
The process of making a crown takes 2-3 visits to the dentist. On the first visit, the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort. Once the tooth has been reshaped, an impression is taken of the area which is sent to our lab. Before leaving, the Dr. Sarwan will make you a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.
The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to be returned to us. At this time you will have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. You will again have a local anesthetic to numb the area, and the tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. When you look in the mirror, you will see your old smile back.
We Provide Durable, High Quality Crowns
Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call Mystic Oaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile. Our family dentist and staff would love restore your smile and provide the highest quality of dental care for your family. Contact us to make an appointment at our Wesley Chapel office!