You may already know that a crown is a dental restoration that’s needed when a tooth is damaged. Crowns are made of durable materials including all porcelain, gold, or full zirconium. Which type we choose depends on your preference and where the tooth is located in your mouth. Patients who need crowns on teeth that show when they smile generally opt for porcelain or zirconium because they are the most esthetic.
What Crowns Can Do for You
Millions of people have had dental crowns because they have a proven record of success at protecting and strengthening teeth. A well-made crown that is taken care of properly with oral hygiene and routine dental visits can last up to 15 years.
Our goal is to help keep as much of your teeth intact as we can. Crowns are popular with dentists because they allow us to retain as much of your natural tooth structure as possible while also restoring function.
Crowns are often used to restore teeth in the following ways:
- Add strength to a tooth that is too damaged to be fixed with a dental filling
- Protect a tooth that has already been filled multiple times
- Strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment
Since a crown conceals your natural tooth, we can also use them to:
- Change the appearance of an oddly-shaped tooth
- Hide a severely stained tooth
- Conceal discolored amalgam fillings
Call Your Orlando Dentist to Learn More
The team at Alafaya Dentistry has placed hundreds of beautiful esthetic crowns at our Orlando, FL dental office. If you have tooth damage or think a crown might solve any esthetic issues you may have, please give us a call. We would be more than happy to arrange a consultation to discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and help you find the crown solution that is just right for you!