Dental crowns from our Ocala, FL, practice can be an effective way to restore damaged teeth and conceal major cosmetic blemishes. With their focus on holistic treatment, the dentists at Ocala Dental Care offer metal-free porcelain and zirconia crowns. These restorations will rejuvenate your smile, and the materials can more effectively strengthen and protect your teeth. We work with a trusted ceramist to ensure the best possible results. Collaborating together, we can often perform same-day treatment, prepping your tooth and placing the restoration all under the same roof for your convenience.
When Is a Crown Appropriate?
Crowns are versatile restorations, and they can perform many different functions. Our team may recommend capping a tooth if:
- You have a cracked tooth
- You have suffered pronounced dental erosion that has affected your appearance or the balance of your bite
- You have severe decay with a cavity that is too large for a filling
- You have a dental infection and you have received root canal therapy
- You have an unusually small tooth or one that is oddly shaped
- You have severe internal stains, such as those that appear following an infection
- You have a missing tooth, and you want to replace it with an implant-supported crown
To determine whether you require a crown, your dentist will review digital x-rays of your teeth and gums to evaluate your tooth structure and look for interior decay.
To safeguard your long-term dental health, we use holistic, metal-free materials
How We Place Dental Crowns
Before attaching a crown, your dentist will need to make room for the restoration. Therefore, after numbing the area with a local anesthetic, he will reshape your tooth, removing several layers of dental tissue. Our dentists use precise and careful techniques, so your discomfort during this process is likely to be very minimal. After your tooth has been reshaped, your dentist will review digital scans of your tooth, using our 3-D imaging system. These scans are extremely accurate and accelerate the process by eliminating the need to take manual impressions. A ceramist will then use these 3-D models to create your crown. We can provide a temporary restoration while you wait a short time for the final crown to be finished. However, if desired, we can often provide same-day restorations. To attach the crown to your teeth, your dentist will use composite resin that will match the shade of your smile.
Placing Your Dental Crown
Your dentist will first remove some dental tissue before capping your tooth with a dental crown.
The Benefits of Holistic Dental Crowns
To safeguard your long-term dental health, we use holistic, metal-free materials. Porcelain and zirconia can restore your oral function just as effectively as any metal could and is much more natural-looking than unsightly silver amalgam. Using porcelain and zirconia materials also enables us to perform more conservative care, since your dentist will not need to remove as much tissue to prep for the restoration. Porcelain and zirconia also bond with teeth more securely than metal, so they can better strengthen your weakened or decayed teeth. Further, these holistic options can also benefit your appearance. With a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, the metal often starts to show through, giving your tooth a dark tint. Porcelain and zirconia will match your smile, and they will never alter its color in the future.
Restore Your Smile and Your Oral Health
If you have a damaged tooth, contact our office online or call us at (352) 237-6196 to find out if a dental crown is an appropriate treatment for you. Our dentists are passionate about providing holistic solutions for their patients and will work with you to ensure a natural-looking restoration.