Dental Crowns

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Transforming Smiles with Tailored Dental Crowns

At Ware Family Dentistry, your Vero Beach dentist, we specialize in using dental crowns to restore damaged or worn-down teeth. These restorative caps envelop the entire tooth, enhancing both its appearance and functionality. The success of a dental crown is influenced by the choice of material, the precision of its placement, and the diligence of your ongoing care.


Why We Would Recommend a Crown

One of the most common procedures here at Ware Family Dentistry is placing a crown. Dr. Ware will place crowns to help out with many different dental health problems, such as:

  • To encase a dental implant.
  • To cover a tooth treated with root canal therapy.
  • To enhance the aesthetic appearance of teeth.
  • To shield a tooth that is broken or excessively worn.
  • To conceal teeth that are misshapen or significantly discolored.
  • To safeguard a tooth that is vulnerable to decay or to stabilize a tooth that is cracked.
  • To repair and protect a tooth that has already sustained damage.
  • To anchor a dental bridge securely.


What Makes an Ideal Dental Crown Patient?

To accommodate a crown, it is necessary to reshape your teeth. A robust underlying tooth structure is crucial for supporting the crown effectively. If there is insufficient tooth structure, the crown may not adhere correctly and could potentially become dislodged. To prevent such issues, your Vero Beach dentist might need to enhance the tooth’s structure using a composite filling material, ensuring a solid foundation for the crown.


Understanding the Crown Placement Process

Our crown placement procedure at Ware Family Dentistry is designed to ensure comfort and precision at every step.

  1. Initial Exam

During the initial examination, your dentist will take X-rays and closely assess your oral health, paying particular attention to the color of your tooth to perfectly match the ceramic shade with your surrounding teeth.

  1. Tooth Preparation

To prepare for the crown, the dentist may need to file down the affected tooth to create an optimal fit. Under local anesthesia, any decay is removed, and the health of the tooth’s pulp is verified. Our goal is to conserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible.

  1. Temporary Crown Placement

While your custom crown is being crafted, you will be fitted with a temporary crown. This temporary fixture serves to protect the tooth and maintain its position, preventing any movement that could affect the fit of your permanent crown. You will be scheduled to return for the placement of your permanent crown once it is ready.

  1. Permanent Crown Placement

At your subsequent appointment, the dentist will remove your temporary crown and clean the tooth thoroughly. Any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure the new crown fits perfectly. The crown is then securely attached to your tooth using a strong dental cement. Finally, your dentist will check your bite to make sure it is even and comfortable, ensuring that the new crown does not adversely affect your adjacent teeth.


Materials Used in Crafting Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials. Historically, metals and stainless steel were common, but at Ware Family Dentistry, we prefer to use porcelain for our crowns. Porcelain is favored for its durability and aesthetic qualities, offering a superior color match to natural teeth. It is also an excellent choice for patients with metal allergies, providing both beauty and functionality.


Durability of Dental Crowns

The lifespan of a dental crown can range from five to fifteen years, influenced primarily by your oral hygiene practices and the daily wear and tear your teeth undergo. To maximize the longevity of your crowns, we recommend avoiding habits such as chewing ice, grinding your teeth, biting fingernails, and using your teeth to open packages. These precautions help ensure that your crowns remain intact and functional for as long as possible.


Schedule Your Dental Crown Appointment in Vero Beach

Dental crowns require no special maintenance beyond regular brushing and good oral hygiene to ensure their longevity. For detailed information about dental crowns and to understand what the procedure entails, visit us at Ware Family Dentistry in Vero Beach. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take a step towards a healthier, more radiant smile.

To schedule a consultation regarding a dental crown, give us a call at 772-567-2111 or email us, and make sure to get directions before heading our way.