palm harbor dental crowns

Dental Crowns in Palm Harbor, FL

restore your smile with crowns

If you need dental crowns in the Palm Harbor area, Bow Tie Dentist can help you access this essential dental service and bring back your healthy and happy smile!

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are a type of cap that is placed on top of a damaged tooth. If there is a serious cavity or damage to the tooth, instead of removing the tooth or opting for another more invasive procedure, a dental crown can be placed on top of it, thus restoring your smile and protecting your real tooth from even more damage!

How It Works: the Dental Crown Treatment Process

The initial consultation

Palm Harbor dentist Dr. Saimon Ramos will first inspect your teeth to see the full extent of the damage. Remember, dental crowns aren’t a fix-all solution, so it’s really important to make sure you will truly benefit from this procedure!


The tooth first needs to be reshaped to make room for the crown. The tooth is filed down across all sides and on top, which also removes the damaged or decayed tissue.


Then, Dr. Ramos will use a special paste to create an impression, or mold, of the exact size and shape of your tooth. This mold is then sent to a lab, where your crown is created based on your specific measurements.

Placing the crown

Once the crown is ready, you will come in for a fitting to make sure the crown fits properly and doesn’t bother you or disturb your bite. The final crown is then cemented on top of your tooth, and the procedure’s done!

dental crowns in Palm Harbor, FL

Lab-made crowns

Lab-made crowns are built based on your specific characteristics, such as size, the shape of the tooth, but also color. This helps the crown blend better with your natural teeth. 

It’s possible for the first crown sent in by the lab to need a few more tweaks. During your fitting, Dr. Ramos will check if the crown aligns properly with your gum and if your bite is natural. If it’s not, the crown is sent back to the lab until it’s a perfect fit!

Before & Afters

Anterior Crowns, to restore broken and worn dentition.

Anterior Crowns, to restore worn dentition to the appropriate size and length.

Anterior Crowns and composites, to restore worn dentition to appropriate size and shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions, answered.

Will you remove my nerve?

Not necessarily. Nerve removal is only done when there is nerve damage present. If you only have damage to the crown of your tooth, but the nerve is healthy, then the dental crown can be placed on top of your tooth without nerve removal.

Do dental crowns hurt?

At Bow Tie Dentist, we offer pain-free care with gentle techniques and sedation options. You’ll be numbed for the procedure, so you may feel some pressure while Dr. Ramos is shaping your tooth, but not any pain. You may feel some pain or discomfort in the days following your procedure, though over-the-counter pain medications should provide sufficient relief.

How do I take care of my dental crown?

One of the major advantages of dental crowns is that they don’t require special treatment or care to function properly. Just brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and floss at least once. To help your crown stand the test of time, it is best to avoid hard or sticky foods like ice or candy.

You’re Invited. A New Smile Awaits.