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Dental Crowns Aventura, FL

What are Dental Crowns?

If you’re looking to reinforce the structure of a tooth as well as restore your complete and natural-looking smile, dental crowns may be your answer. Offering both cosmetic and oral health benefits, crowns repair teeth that are damaged by cracks, decay, chips and more. Customized to fit seamlessly into each patient’s exact smile, crowns complement the color, shape, size and texture of neighboring teeth. They also properly restore the patient’s bite.

A personalized crown is created by preparing the patient’s tooth and taking a mold. A temporary restoration is placed to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is complete. The dental crown process typically requires two dental visits over a two to three week time period.

Crowns are commonly used as part of the dental implant process, in which a crown is placed on top on the implant to restore missing teeth. Sometimes crowns are also used to secure replacement teeth as part of a dental bridge. You will be advised about the ideal dental solution to meet your needs during your initial consultation with Dr. Diana Wohlstein.

Who is a Dental Crown candidate?

Dental crowns strengthen and protect damaged or weakened teeth, as well as improving the look of your smile. Crowns provide a solution for teeth that are:

  • Severely discolored
  • Misshapen or disproportionately small
  • Cracked or chipped
  • In need of extra support or strength
  • Severely decayed or otherwise damaged
  • Uncomfortable when chewing food
  • Misaligned in your bite
  • Worn down due to bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Too badly damaged to support a filling, inlay, or onlay
  • In need of protection after root canal therapy

Healthy gums are required to undergo a successful dental crown procedure. Crowns work together with the remaining healthy part of your tooth or implant to fully support the restoration.

How long do Dental Crowns last?

Dental crowns usually last from 5 to 15 years with proper oral hygiene, exposure to normal amounts of “wear and tear”, and smart oral health habits. For example, crowns may be damaged by grinding or clenching teeth, chewing ice, biting fingernails, or using teeth as tools to open packaging.