Dental Crowns Overview
If a tooth is damaged or worn down, it can be protected with a dental crown. Also known as a cap, crowns are custom made to fit over your tooth and colored to match your surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance. At Advanced Dental Care in Cocoa, FL, a dental crown may be used to treat tooth decay, protect a weak tooth, restore a cracked tooth, or cover a discolored tooth. Skilled dentist Dr. Dieter Burr offers custom porcelain crowns to match your needs and cosmetic goals. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Burr to learn about how a custom dental crown can strengthen or repair a tooth while also enhancing the overall appearance and health of your smile.
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Best Candidates for Dental Crowns
A crown may be needed or wanted in a variety of situations. They can be used to protect a decaying tooth to keep it from breaking or they can hold together an already cracked tooth. Crowns can also cover a worn-down or loose tooth. They can serve as a covering and support for a tooth with a large cavity that cannot hold a normal filling, to hold a dental bridge in place, or to hide misshapen or discolored teeth. Crowns can be cemented to the tooth or attached to a dental implant. In your consultation, Dr. Burr will explain your options and help you select the best crown for your budget and needs.
What To Expect with Dental Crowns
At your consultation, Dr. Burr will take impressions of your teeth so the crown can be custom made. If needed, a temporary crown can be placed over your tooth while your custom crown is being made. Once your custom crown is ready, the area to be treated will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Stronger sedation options may be available to soothe any fears or anxieties. Once you are ready, Dr. Burr will prepare the tooth by removing any decay, then filing down the tooth to make room for the crown so it can fit snugly. The crown will be cemented onto the tooth or attached to the dental implant. Once set, Dr. Burr will adjust the fit so your bite is correct.
Dental Crowns Recovery
If only local anesthesia is used, you should be able to leave once your crown is placed and continue your daily activities. Dr. Burr or a member of his team will teach you the best way to care for your dental crown, including foods to avoid and the best way to keep it clean. During your yearly examinations at Advanced Dental Care, Dr. Burr will assess your crown and adjust the fit for comfort. He will tell you when the crown needs to be replaced, but with proper care, it should last for many years. If you notice any trouble with your crown (it becomes loose or falls out), contact our office immediately. Do not try to fix it or put it back in yourself since this can lead to a bad fit or infection.
Dental Crowns Insurance Coverage
Depending on your insurance coverage, a portion of the cost of your crown may be covered. After contacting your insurance carrier, our office can estimate your remaining expenses. During your consultation, Dr. Burr can help you select the best material for your crown that fits your budget. He will also talk about payment options, including medical financing to make your treatment more affordable.
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Custom Dental Crowns
A single missing or damaged tooth can be repaired with a custom crown at Advanced Dental Care. Talk to Dr. Burr about how a crown can protect your tooth from further damage and keep your other teeth healthy. With a wide variety of materials available, a customized crown can be matched with your natural teeth for a beautiful smile. Contact our office in Cocoa, FL to schedule a consultation with Dr. Burr.
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