Tooth fractures and erosion put your smile at risk of damage and decay. At Bright and Shine Dental in Coral Springs, Florida, Paola Kesman, DDS, offers state-of-the-art dental crowns to restore the shape, size, and color of your teeth. Dr. Kesman believes in treating damage before it threatens your dental health. To learn more about crowns, call Bright and Shine Dental or request an appointment online today.
Dental crowns are caps that fit over the visible portion of your teeth. They’re custom-made to mimic the exact shape and size of your teeth, as well as protect weakened teeth against damage and decay. They also restore the shape, size, and color of damaged teeth. If you have chronic tooth pain, a crown provides a barrier to prevent irritation.
Crowns are as protective as they are restorative. They treat teeth vulnerable to decay and damage while protecting against bacteria and further erosion. Dr. Kesman may recommend crowns to:
A crown can include many different materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. After a comprehensive dental exam that includes digital X-rays, Dr. Kesman can help recommend the ideal material for your crowns.
Dr. Kesman typically places crowns in two visits. First, she assesses your tooth health through a comprehensive dental exam. After Dr. Kesman takes digital X-rays, she discusses the best crown materials for you. She files and reshapes the tooth to accommodate the crown. This step helps ensure the crown blends in with the rest of your teeth.
Then, Dr. Kesman takes impressions of your teeth to create the crown. It takes about two weeks to fabricate, and you will wear a temporary crown in the meantime. At your final appointment, Dr. Kesman places and adjusts your new crown. Once Dr. Kesman cements the crown in place, you can eat and drink as you usually do.
Dental crowns can last for 15 years or more* with proper care. You can protect your crown from damage by:
If your crown loosens or cracks, contact Dr. Kesman immediately for the appropriate next steps. To learn more about dental crowns, call Bright and Shine Dental or request an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary