Are Dental Crowns For You?
Dental Crown Miami
How healthy and vibrant you feel is often reflected through your smile. But a tooth that is broken, misshapened or discolored can diminish your healthy reflection. A tooth that is chipped or broken can also make it difficult to eat the foods you enjoy without worry or discomfort. Miami’s Dr. Andres (Andy) de Cardenas and his staff of caring, concerned professionals want you to know that when you walk into our office our first priority is to make you feel at home. Our second job is to show you how Dr. de Cardenas can restore the function and appearance of a tooth using a dental crown.
Crowns For Teeth
Crowns on Teeth, or simply dental crowns, are tooth-shaped coverings placed over the portion of a tooth that lies above the gum line in order to restore its function, strength and appearance. There are several types of crowns available. In his Miami office, Dr. de Cardenas will work closely with you to determine which crown material is best suited to your individual situation and aesthetic goals.
Different Types of Crowns:
- Porcelain – Fused – To – Metal
- All Ceramic
- All Metal
The procedure for putting on a crown is generally a two-visit process. Typically during the first visit, Dr. de Cardenas examines the tooth to be crowned then he prepares mold for your permanent crown, and, finally, gives you a temporary crown. On your second visit, Dr. de Cardenas removes the temporary crown, putting in your permanent crown. Your tooth preparation involves removing part of your tooth’s original structure.
When Dr. de Cardenas completes the crowning procedure, your new crown will fully encase the portion of your tooth that lies above the gum line. What this means is you’ll have a tooth that has greater strength and function and people will only see a tooth that has a beautiful appearance.
Your crowns longevity has an average lifespan of 10 years. This is because dentist are usually confident with dental crowns lasting at least that long. However, with proper care and oral hygiene they can last 50 years or more. Some materials used for dental crowns last longer then others. For example when comparing gold crowns to porcelain crowns, the porcelain material is much more fragile.
Learn More About Crowns on Teeth
You want your smile to be as healthy and as vibrant as you are and feel. You want to enjoy your favorite foods without worry or discomfort. Dr. Andres (Andy) de Cardenas invites you to come in and learn more about what a crown can do for you. You can contact us using our convenient email form and we’ll get right back to you, or simply call us at (305) 251.3334. Talk to Dr. Andy de Cardenas. See if a crown is the right answer for your broken, misshapened or discolored tooth. Visit Dr. de Cardenas and experience the difference between being treated as a patient, and being a treated as a part of the family.