At ParkShore Dentistry, we’re here to help restore and maintain your oral health. Our friendly dentist Dr. Jenny D’Amelio and her professional team are dedicated to ensuring you feel comfortable throughout the process. With our state-of-the-art technology and equipment, we provide top-notch care for all of your dental needs.
Placing a dental crown might sound intimidating, but dental crowns can be a fast and non-invasive restorative option. If you’re considering having a crown placed, here’s what you need to know.
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is an artificial “cap” covering a tooth’s entire visible portion. The crown not only serves as protection for the tooth but also improves its appearance and strength. Depending on the type of material used, crowns can be natural-looking and help improve your smile.
While all restorations have the potential for some wear over time, dental crowns are among the most reliable treatments for long-term oral health care. With good hygiene habits, regular dental cleanings, and checkups, your crown should easily withstand years of pressure and stress from eating and daily use.
We want all of our patients to be able to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime! Dental crowns can last for many years with only essential maintenance. Of course, proper upkeep is key here; regular brushing, flossing, and occasional checkups will ensure your crowns stay in tip-top shape for as long as possible.
When are Crowns Used?
A crown is one way to protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth. We often use dental crowns in cases where there isn’t enough healthy tooth left after decay or injury to support a filling. We can also use them to attach bridges or cover implants or discolored teeth. Sometimes we even use them for cosmetic purposes—for example, to make discolored teeth look better or close gaps between teeth.
The process begins with X-rays, impressions (molds) of the area we are treating, and preparation of the existing damaged/decayed tooth structure that the crown will cover. At ParkShore Dentistry, we use advanced scanning technology for faster results than traditional impressions and less discomfort for our patients. Once you and Dr. D’Amelio have decided on the right treatment plan, the crown is created specifically for your mouth in either porcelain or ceramic material and fitted into place once ready.
Before treatment is finished, we’ll ensure a comfortable fit, functional design, and a crown that is shaped and colored to match your smile perfectly. After getting your new dental crown, it is vital to understand the aftercare instructions to ensure that the crown remains intact and healthy. It takes time for the crown to settle in and become part of your mouth, so be sure to practice good oral hygiene while taking special care of the crown. The wear-in period usually lasts up to four weeks. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash can ensure that your dental crown stays healthy for years to come. Also, ensure you’re taking extra precautions when biting or chewing food, as vigorous biting and chewing actions can cause peeling or chipping of your new crown. If you feel discomfort or pain around that particular tooth, please get in touch with us immediately – we are here to help!
At ParkShore Dentistry, we also offer dental veneers, which are thin shells custom-made from tooth-colored materials and designed to cover the front of the teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, broken, chipped, misaligned, or have gaps between them. Dental veneers are an excellent option for patients who want to improve their smile quickly and painlessly, and they can be applied to one tooth or several teeth.
Veneers are applied to the teeth, but first, minimal preparation is performed, which generally involves roughing the surface of the teeth so they can accept a Veneer. Then, the veneers are cemented to the teeth, and the color matches the existing teeth to create a natural-looking result. The process typically takes two visits, and patients can expect the veneers to last for many years with proper care.
Dental Crowns in Naples, Florida
Whether it’s veneers, cleaning, or whitening services – we’ll make sure those pearly whites shine brighter than ever before. ParkShore Dentistry is always about restoring smiles!
If you think getting a dental crown might be right for you, reach out to us today! Get a healthier smile by scheduling an appointment with one of our restorative experts at ParkShore Dentistry!