Dental crowns fit over the top of a damaged or treated tooth, providing function, strength, and beauty to your smile. For example, Dr. Marilyn Amaral typically completes a root canal treatment with a crown that fits over the tooth. If you need a dental crown in Miami, Florida, we encourage you to contact our friendly team at Foreversmile Dentistry to schedule an appointment with our caring dentist!
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:
- To protect a tooth following root canal treatment.
- To anchor and attach a dental bridge.
- To cover and complete a dental implant.
- To enhance the beauty of your smile.
- To improve a misshapen tooth.
- To strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakened.
- To support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains.
Furthermore, thanks to CEREC technology, you can even get same day dental crowns. How is this possible? It’s simple. Your dentist simply uses CEREC to take a 3D image of your tooth, generate your crown’s dimensions, and create your crown right in the dental office so that it is ready to be fitted and placed in just 15 minutes. With same day dental crowns using CEREC, you reap all the benefits that dental crowns already have to offer plus additional advantages, including the convenience of a single appointment, no uncomfortable impressions, no temporary crowns, and more.
Are dental crowns right for you and your smile? Contact us to find out today!