Dental Crowns in Orlando, FL
At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we offer many solutions for restoring teeth that have been compromised by disease, decay, or have broken.
One of the most important restorative treatments we offer is dental crowns. Crowns (sometimes referred to as caps) are used to support a broken or weakened tooth when a simple filling isn’t enough to do the job. Dr. Michaelson will evaluate your tooth and give you the best options for your specific condition.
We know that making a decision to have a crown or any other restoration placed is a big commitment of time and money. That is why we go out of our way to ensure that every restoration we place at our Orlando office meets and exceeds your expectations. We use only the best dental labs in the US to produce outstanding results every time.
Types of Dental Crowns We Offer
A crown is a covering that encases your natural tooth. Crowns can be made form a variety of materials, and we take many factors into consideration when helping you choose the type of crown that’s best for you. Dr. Michaelson will perform a thorough evaluation and recommend the most ideal option for you.
- Full Gold Crowns: Gold crowns have been in use for decades. Compared to other types of crowns, we need to remove less structure, and the wear to opposing teeth is kept to a minimum.
- All-Porcelain Crowns: Crowns made of porcelain allow us to match the restoration closely to your natural tooth color. Since there’s no metal, light can pass through the restoration just as it would with a natural tooth. All-porcelain crowns are a good choice for any tooth, particularly those that show when you smile.
- Full Zirconium Crowns: Zirconium crowns are extremely strong, and the surface is resistant to staining, cracking, and chipping. Another benefit of zirconium is that it looks and feels very much like a natural tooth. While all-porcelain restorations are very effective, they can’t match zirconium in terms of strength and durability. With proper oral health care, a zirconium crown can last as long as 10 to 20 years.
Placing a Dental Crown
Having a dental crown placed usually takes two visits to our Orlando dental office. Dr. Michaelson starts the process by preparing your natural tooth so your new crown fits perfectly. Next, we'll take impressions of your teeth using our state-of-the-art digital impression scanner. If you've ever had a regular impression taken with that pink messy paste, you'll appreciate the ease with which we can create a highly accurate impression to produce an outstanding result.
Dr. Michaelson will work closely with our lab technician to create a crown that is functional and beautiful. At your next visit, we'll recheck the crown, make any necessary adjustments, and cement it in place.
Please Call to Learn More
Would you like to learn more about the beautiful dental crowns we offer and which might be best for you? Please call our Orlando dental office, and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Michaelson.