If you have damaged or broken teeth, a dental crown can restore your ability to chew and speak and improve the look of your smile. Yaron Tavory, DMD, PA and the dental experts at Tavory Family Dentistry in Boca Raton, Florida, offer high-quality crowns that can be installed in just one visit. To learn more about same-day crowns, and to find out if you’re a candidate, call the office to schedule an exam, or book an appointment online.
A dental crown, also called a cap, is a device that covers a damaged tooth. It restores the shape and strength of the tooth and looks just like a natural tooth.
If you’ve damaged a tooth, you may not be able to bite, chew, or speak normally. A crown functions just like your original tooth, so eating and speaking feel natural.
You may need a crown if you have one of the following conditions:
Crowns are also used to strengthen teeth that are worn down due to grinding or acid reflux.
A variety of materials are used to make crowns. Aesthetic all-ceramic crowns look just like real teeth. Metal alloys are durable and strong, and resin crowns are the most affordable option, although they can be susceptible to cracking.
If you need a crown, the dental experts at Tavory Family Dentistry discuss the benefits of the different types of materials with you so you can make the best choice for your needs.
Crowns can last 5-15 years, depending on the material and other factors like the force of your bite, your diet, and your personal brushing and flossing habits. Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups can extend the life of your crown.
Tavory Family Dentistry can build crowns while you wait in the office. Your appointment begins with a local anesthetic to make sure you’re relaxed and comfortable. Your dentist then prepares your tooth to receive the crown and makes an impression of your tooth. This impression is used as a mold to construct your permanent crown.
If you’re a candidate for a same-day crown, your dentist produces your permanent crown using specialized equipment in an hour or less. Your dentist then fits the crown over your tooth, makes sure your bite is aligned and the crown feels comfortable, and then seals the crown in place with a special adhesive.
To learn more about dental crowns at Tavory Family Dentistry, call the office or schedule an appointment online.