Dental Crowns in Sarasota, FL
Do you want to improve the shape, size, strength or appearance of one or more teeth? You are not alone – many people turn to our Sarasota, FL dentist for dental crowns and bridges to improve their smiles.
About Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a cap or cover that a dentist places over a tooth and cements in place. The crown covers and protects the entire visible portion of the tooth.
People get dental crowns for a number of reasons. You may benefit from a dental crown if you have:
- A cavity that is too large for a filling
- Worn down, cracked, or otherwise weakened tooth
- A weak tooth in danger of breaking
- A broken tooth
- Had a root canal, and could benefit from the protection the crown provides to the restored tooth
- A dental implant
- A badly discolored or irregularly shaped tooth that negatively affects your smile
Dental crowns also act as anchors for dental bridges, which serve as replacements for missing teeth. The dentist puts a crown on the teeth on either side of the missing tooth; the crowns support the bridge that spans the gap.
What to Expect When Getting Dental Crowns in Sarasota, FL
The placement of dental crowns usually takes two appointments that occur several weeks apart: the dentist makes impressions to send away to the lab in the first visit then places the bridge during the second visit, after the crown has come back from the lab. Our Sarasota, FL, dentist uses advanced Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics technology (CEREC®), though, and this advanced technology allows you to get your dental crowns in just one visit.
Our dentist evaluates the tooth to be sure it can support a crown and prepares the tooth to accept the crown. Preparing the tooth involves filing it down or building it up so that it supports the crown properly. Our dentist then makes digital 3D impressions of your teeth, which the CEREC software uses to create various crown designs. The dentist then mills or grinds the crown according to the CEREC designs for a custom crown.
Our dentist will place the crown in your mouth to check the color and fit. After making any necessary adjustments, our dentist will cement the crown permanently to the prepared tooth.
A dental crown can be one of the best improvements you will ever make for your smile.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with our Sarasota Dentist.