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!
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!
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 news to be reshaped to make room for the crown. The tooth is filed down across all sides and on top, which also removes the damage. If too much needs to be removed, Dr. Ramos can use a filling to reconstruct the tooth and offer the crown a stronger base.
Then, Dr. Ramos will place a paste on top to get the exact size and shape of the dental crown. This mold is then sent to a lab, where your crown is creased based on your specific measurements.
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!
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, or if your bite is natural. If it’s not, the crown is sent back to the lab until it’s a perfect fit!
Your questions, answered.
Not necessarily. Nerve removal is only done when there is nerve damage present. But if you only have damage to the crown of your tooth, but the nerve is healthy, then the dental crown can do on top of your tooth without nerve removal.
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.
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.