What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a restoration that is placed over a tooth that has been substantially damaged or decayed. Dental crowns are designed to replicate the shape and function of a natural tooth. Dental crowns can also be utilized to replace a missing tooth when supported by a dental implant.
We can quickly determine if a crown or another solution is the best way to repair your smile.
Materials We Offer
Each type of dental crown material offers patients different advantages, depending on their needs. You can choose to have your crown fabricated from:
- Zirconia is a popular dental crown material due to its exceptional strength, natural-looking color, and translucency.
- Often recommended for anterior restorations, porcelain crowns can be color-matched to your surrounding teeth to fit seamlessly into your smile. Our same-day crowns are created from porcelain, offering patients convenience without sacrificing important aesthetic and functional qualities.
- Porcelain Fused to Metal
- These crowns offer patients the advantages of a tooth-colored crown with the added strength of a metal base. However, the metal may contrast with the gumline, making them more noticeable than other solutions. As such, porcelain fused to metal crowns are often recommended for posterior teeth.
- IPS® Empress
- Composed of a glass-ceramic, IPS Empress crowns are recognized for their highly realistic appearance. The leucite-based material allows these crowns to reflect light as a natural tooth would. In addition to exceptional aesthetics, these crowns provide durability and strength.
During your consultation, your doctor can help determine which material is best for you depending on your goals and budget. Insurance coverage for your crown may be based on the material you have selected. We accept financing through CareCredit® to cover treatment costs.
Receiving Your Crown
Typically, a dental crown requires two appointments. During your first visit, we will remove the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth and prepare for crown placement. Once the tooth has been altered, we will take impressions of your bite. These impressions will be utilized to create your customized dental crown for a comfortable, secure fit.
The typical turnaround time for crowns at our practice is 10 business days. However, patients who qualify for a same-day crown can receive their crown within a few hours. Once your crown is ready, we will place the crown over the remaining tooth structure. At this time, your doctor can make any necessary small adjustments to improve the fit or aesthetics. Your crown will then be secured with dental cement.
Restore Function to Your Smile
Do not risk your oral health by neglecting a broken or infected tooth. Contact us online or call us at (407) 240-1500 to schedule a consultation. We can quickly determine if a crown or another solution is the best way to repair your smile.