Broken or severely decayed teeth can be uncomfortable and lead to several health issues.
At Alafaya Family Dentistry, dental crowns allow us to preserve the foundation of our patients' smiles while addressing dental discomfort.
When you visit our Oviedo, FL, office,our dentists can determine if your tooth requires a dental crown during your first appointment.
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are a popular option for patients experiencing tooth disease or decay. A crown or “cap” is a cover your dentist puts over a weakened or diseased tooth to help restore and support the tooth. Caps or dental crowns can take the place of a missing tooth or cover an existing flaw.
- Some dental health issues a crown can correct include:
- Fixing a misaligned bite
- Restoring your smile's function
- Alleviating dental discomfort
- Providing your teeth with additional support
- Protecting or strengthening a weakened tooth
The crowns we offer are made from ceramic and porcelain. Crowns made from these materials are designed to blend in flawlessly with your existing teeth.
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What To Expect from a Traditional Dental Crown Procedure
A traditional dental crown procedure typically happens over the course of two appointments.
If you suffer from severe tooth decay, your dentist may need to perform a root canal before the dental crown procedure. It is essential for your dentist to remove infected or damaged portions of your tooth before placing the crown in order to make sure your smile will be completely free of decay. Teeth that don't require a root canal are immediately filed down in preparation for a dental impression.
How Long Will I Wait
for a Permanent Crown?
Because we carefully customize each crown, it can take two weeks or longer before it is ready. Once we receive your permanent restoration piece, one of our dentists will remove the temporary crown and fit you with a permanent crown. The color, size, shape, and fit of your new crown will be inspected before your dentist cements it in place.
How Are Same-Day Dental Crowns Different From Traditional?
For viable candidates, we also offer same-day crowns. Same-day crowns are tooth-shaped caps identical in quality and function to traditional crowns. They are designed to cover a compromised tooth, however, unlike traditional crowns they only take a few hours to complete.
With same-day crowns, we begin treatment by obtaining a complete digital image of your tooth. The image is then transferred to a CAD/CAM machine that creates your custom crown. At Alafaya Family Dentistry, we take pride in creating dental crowns from the comfort of our office. We can customize dental implants and crowns for all patients in the Oviedo or Orlando, FL area.
Using revolutionary CEREC® technology, one of our dentists will mill and install your same-day crown in only a couple of hours. Our dentist will take the time to match the color and shape of your crown which will promote better balance between your jaws and restore the overall look of your smile.
How Much Do
Dental Crowns Cost?
Insurance can typically cover a portion of the cost of a crown. A porcelain crown, for example, is typically more expensive than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. We would be glad to contact your dental insurance company on your behalf to secure the best coverage possible for your treatment.