Has your self esteem been hit by a badly worn, decayed or broken tooth? Maybe you’re afraid to smile for pictures or in social settings. Your oral functionality may not be what it used to be as well. Maybe you avoid chewing on one side of your mouth because it’s not comfortable anymore or you’re afraid of damaging your smile even more.
Thankfully, there’s hope. If you’re self conscious about cracked, broken, decayed or worn teeth, your restorative dentistry team at Smile Fitness Dental Center can bring back your healthy and natural looking smile with carefully crafted dental crowns.
A dental crown can return structure, strength and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Every crown for our patients is custom designed and carefully fabricated to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth. Our quality dental crowns will protect your damaged tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment.
To help our patients restore their smiles, we use crowns made of precious metal, porcelain fused to precious metal or metal free crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend metal free crowns. Using a precise color matching system, our restorative dentist can find just the right shade of porcelain to blend with the natural color of your surrounding teeth, resulting in a restoration that looks more natural. Porcelain crowns are a durable and long lasting option. That’s why so many dental professionals and patients love them.
We know our patients are busy. That’s why we want to give you an idea of what you can expect as you await your dental crown procedure.
In most cases, a dental crown can be designed, fitted and placed in just two appointments. During the first visit, an impression of your tooth will be made. It will also be prepped and capped with a temporary crown. Then, one week later, our lab has finished your crown and sent it back, all we have to do is check its fit and put it in place.
Once a crown is in place, caring for it is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. Remember to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. That will help you protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see our Smile Fitness team at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam too.