Restore Your Smile With Porcelain Crowns
Damaged or decayed teeth make it difficult to have confidence in your smile. Dental crowns are a permanent restoration technique that conceals cosmetic imperfections and restores the tooth’s natural function and appearance.
At Franklin A. Landers D.D.S., our goal is to provide dentistry that’s undetectable. We offer porcelain crowns or porcelain bonded to gold crowns to repair your smile. Read on to discover if dental crowns are right for you.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a great solution for major dental problems caused by accidents or diseases. These customized caps are placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its strength, look, and function.
At Franklin A. Landers D.D.S., we offer durable porcelain crowns. These avoid the issues found with traditional metal crowns that wear down over time and may even stain your teeth. We’ll custom-make your crown to match the shade of your natural teeth, allowing your restored tooth to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile.
When Are Dental Crowns Necessary?
Dr. Landers may recommend placing a dental crown for patients with:
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Severely decayed teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Teeth treated with root canal fillings
- Weakened or worn-down teeth
Not every patient will be the right candidate for a dental crown. To learn if they’re the right treatment for you, contact our Boynton Beach dental office at (561) 736-2122.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are one of the most popular restorative treatments for damaged or decayed teeth. This is because of the many benefits they provide, such as:
- Strengthens and preserves teeth
- Made of long-lasting and durable material
- Quick and minimally-invasive procedure
- Restores look and function to teeth
- Protects the restored tooth from bacteria and cavities
The best benefit of all is that they’ll restore your confident smile and alleviate the discomfort of a damaged tooth!
Placing Your Dental Crown
The process of fitting and placing a dental crown can be completed in as little as two visits to our Boynton Beach dental office.
Initial Consultation and First Appointment
First, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Landers where he’ll determine if dental crowns are the best treatment option for you. He’ll also answer any questions or concerns you may have.
After the consultation, Dr. Landers will remove any decay and shape your tooth to ensure your crown will fit snugly over its surface. He’ll administer a local anesthetic before the shaping process begins, ensuring you won’t feel a thing.
A detailed impression of your teeth will also be taken during this visit. Finally, Dr. Landers will fit your tooth with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal to prevent infection before your next visit, which is typically two weeks after your first.
At your follow-up visit, Dr. Landers will remove the temporary crown and thoroughly clean your teeth before placing your customized crown. He’ll make adjustments to ensure it fits comfortably in your mouth and has a natural appearance. Finally, he’ll cement the crown into place for a new, beautiful tooth.
Frequently Asked Questions
On average, dental crowns can last between 10 to 15 years if you maintain good oral health habits, such as brushing and flossing twice a day. Visiting our Boynton Beach office at least twice a year for checkups will help maximize the lifespan of your crowns and improve your oral health.
For the first few days after your crown is placed, it’s best to stay away from sticky or crunchy foods to avoid irritating the area. After this period, all you need to do is brush and floss your teeth twice a day as normal. Keeping up with visits to our Boynton Beach office will also help keep your crowns in good shape.
Placing dental crowns doesn’t hurt at all! To alleviate pain and relax you during the treatment, the targeted tooth and surrounding area are numbed with anesthetics. There’s practically no pain involved with this procedure. You may feel slight discomfort after the numbness fades, but this can be easily treated with over-the-counter pain medications.
Don’t Let Damaged Teeth Ruin Your Smile
You don’t have to live with decayed or damaged teeth. Dental crowns may be the ideal solution to restoring and protecting your smile. For more information about our dental crowns, our team at the office of Franklin A. Landers, D.D.S. is here to help! To make an appointment, contact us today at (561) 736-2122, or fill out an online form and a team member will respond to you shortly.