Do you have broken or discolored teeth? Do you have tooth pain, or very sensitive 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. Dr. Shulman has been providing Northeast Philadelphia with affordable tooth crowns for a variety of issues and concerns.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
There are multiple benefits that dental crowns can offer patients. These restorations are used interchangeably in cosmetic treatments and restorative dental procedures.
- Strengthen teeth
- Enhance tooth appearance
- Restore tooth shape and size
- Protect weak teeth
Dental crowns can also provide benefits to other dental restorations, including:
- Attach dental bridges
- Hold a filling
- Cover and support 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. They are used for restorative purposes to protect your teeth after a root canal. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Porcelain veneers are applied only to the front of the tooth and are considered a cosmetic dental treatment. Veneers can also be used to treat imperfections.
How long do dental crowns last?
The general consensus is that dental crowns can last up to 30 years with proper dental care. Your experience may differ depending on the placement location of the crown, how well you take care of your oral health, and how often you visit the dentist.
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.
Can a chipped crown be repaired?
Yes. A chipped crown can be repaired if the damage is not significant. Your dentist may recommend replacement to preserve the structural integrity of the crown if the damage is severe. A chipped crown can cause tooth pain and infections if not repaired in time.
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 are currently accepting new patients! Our restorative dentistry offers experienced dental care for your restorative needs, so that you can enjoy your best quality of life.