Reasons You May Need a Dental Crown
At Dental Dimensions, we place natural-looking crowns over damaged or unsightly teeth regularly, and our patient’s love the results!
Additionally, we use several crown types in our St. Petersburg, FL dental office based on your needs or wants and the dentist’s discretion.
Our most common crown types include:
- All-ceramic crowns
- PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crowns
- Gold crowns
A dental crown is custom designed to fit the shape of your tooth and the shade of surrounding teeth, too. No one will know you even have a crown!
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Crowns satisfy a variety of dental issues and can even help prevent tooth loss when a tooth is damaged or fractured.
For example, if a cracked tooth is capped early, this can help prevent the crack from extending below the gum line. When this happens, the tooth may become difficult or impossible to restore and more susceptible to infection, which can then harm other teeth.
Other reasons for a dental crown include:
- Covering teeth treated for large and invasive cavities
- Treating cracked teeth, especially when bite pressure creates pain and increases the risk of infection
- Protecting teeth following root canal therapy
- Restoring fractured or broken teeth
- Building up teeth that are worn down
- Camouflaging large or unsightly fillings
- Giving teeth a uniform and consistent look or enhancing your smile
What Should I Expect?
In our St. Petersburg dental office, we utilize all the latest technologies to help our patients realize the very best outcomes. This includes digital x-rays and precision titanium instruments.
Additionally, Dr. Olvera will make sure you’re relaxed and comfortable while he prepares your tooth for its custom crown.
At Dental Dimensions, we offer numbing agents to help you through the process. However, other than slight tenderness, tooth preparation and dental crown placement are not particularly painful endeavors.
On the day of crown placement, you will be fitted with your new crown!
If you have a damaged tooth or would simply like to enhance your smile with a dental crown, contact our St. Petersburg dental office today!