Do you have broken or discolored teeth?
Dental crowns provide dental treatment that can restore and protect damaged teeth. Covering teeth like a cap, dental crowns look and feel like natural teeth. Dental crowns are durable, stain-resistant, and easy to care for. Old, uncomfortable or broken crowns can also be replaced with modern ceramic dental crowns. With the right dental care, your new dental crowns can last you for years to come.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
There are multiple benefits that dental crowns can offer patients. Dental crowns:
- Strengthen teeth
- Enhance tooth appearance
- Restore tooth shape and size
- Protect weak teeth
Dental crowns can also provide benefits to other dental restorations. Dental crowns:
- Attach dental bridges
- Hold a filling
- Cover a dental implant
When utilized in restorations, dental crowns improve the outward appearance of teeth. Because they cover teeth, dental crowns can also be used to address a range of cosmetic concerns including discolored or misshapen teeth.
Dental Crowns: What to Expect
First, Dr. Drew Shulman will conduct a comprehensive examination of the gums, teeth, and jaw. Digital x-rays and impressions will be used to help plan for your dental crown treatment. The tooth will be prepared by removing any damaged or decayed structure and creating a foundation for the placement of your crown. Dr. Shulman will then provide you with a temporary dental crown while the custom permanent restoration is being made in a dental lab. When complete, the permanent dental crown will be secured and polished.
Dental crowns not only restore teeth to a bright and uniform state but also improve the function of teeth. This solution covers cracked, chipped, and damaged teeth which may have previously made it difficult to bite and chew. If you think you could benefit from a dental crown, call our Philadelphia area office today.
Dental Crowns FAQs
What’s the difference between dental crowns and porcelain veneers?
Dental crowns cover teeth like a cap. Porcelain veneers are applied only to the front of the tooth.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last up to 30 years with proper dental care.
How do I care for my temporary dental crown?
Before the permanent restoration is ready, a temporary crown will be put in place. You should avoid sticky and chewy foods that can pull at the crown. When flossing, slide the flossing material out rather than up between teeth and minimize using the side of your mouth with the temporary crown.
Schedule an Appointment
Do you want to restore your smile with a dental crown? Brighten discolored teeth and renew broken or chipped teeth with customized dental crowns made from quality materials. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shulman contact our Northeast Philadelphia dental office at (215) 372-1142. We welcome new patients and provide experienced dental care for your restorative needs so that you can enjoy your best quality of life.