Dental crowns are a multi-use dental restoration that can restore a patient’s oral health and the appearance of their naturally beautiful smile. Dr. Carter Perkins provides dental crown procedures as a part of Perkins Dentistry’s restorative dentistry services.
Our dental crowns in Dunnellon, FL are made of the highest quality dental ceramic and are custom designed and colored-matched to blend seamlessly with the patient’s smile.
A crown is like a cap that covers the tooth entirely to protect and stabilize it. Dr. Perkins will permanently bond them into place. With proper care, they can last for many years. They are stain and decay-resistant and can easily enhance the appearance of your smile.
Dr. Perkins provides comprehensive dental exams and takes a “full mouth” approach to dental care. He will analyze the health and function of the teeth, gums, and bite to ensure patients enjoy their optimal oral health. Dr. Perkins uses dental crowns for their versatility, durability, and natural appearance.
- Secure a tooth after a root canal
- Secure a tooth with a large cavity or filling
- Replace a missing tooth in combination with a dental implant
- Close gaps between teeth
- Repair a damaged or cracked tooth
- Improve the appearance of a misshapen or crooked tooth
Our in-house lab technician works with Dr. Perkins to ensure patients are happy with the design and fit of their dental crown. The crown will match your other teeth and blend in naturally. Dental crowns provide long-lasting results that promote stable oral health.
What to Expect: The Dental Crown Process
Dr. Perkins uses dental crowns to treat such a wide range of dental concerns. The exact treatment process may vary depending on your personal needs and goals. Dr. Perkins and our dental care team will discuss your treatment plan with you before the procedure to prepare you.
We design and fabricate dental crowns to each patient’s specifications. A traditional tooth crown required two appointments to place. With CEREC technology, we are able to prepare the tooth and fabricate the crown while you wait, then cement it into place all in one visit. Our in-house dental lab tech uses 3-D printing and state-of-the-art dental technology to create a tooth crown that will fit securely and comfortably.
Dr. Perkins will need to prepare the tooth receiving the crown. He does this by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate your new restoration. Then, we will take digital impressions of your teeth and use them to fabricate a custom crown from our in-office milling machine while you wait.
Once the dental crown is ready, Dr. Perkins will ensure that you are happy with its fit and appearance. He will then permanently bond it to the tooth or attach it to the dental implant.
The crown will look and feel like a natural tooth. They are made from the highest quality dental ceramic and are durable and highly functional. A ceramic crown should last five to seven years and maybe longer if you take good care of it.
Dental Crowns FAQs
Do dental crowns require special care?
Dental crowns require no special maintenance. You can clean and care for your dental crowns just like your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing twice a day, and bi-annual dental cleanings and checkups should keep your dental crown healthy and stable for years to come.
Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?
No. The dental crown process is no more painful than the dental filling process. You will not feel pain because of the use of local anesthesia. We will also make sure you are fully comfortable before we begin. You can address any discomfort felt after the treatment with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Can you repair a chipped crown?
Yes. Your dentist can repair minor chips and damage to porcelain crowns. We can color-match the repair so that it looks as natural as possible. Your dentist can also replace the porcelain crown if it has chipped too much, or has come off completely. This issue is something to address as soon as possible.