Your teeth are designed to last for a lifetime, but that doesn’t happen for everyone. It’s natural for teeth to be damaged or lost over the years! Fortunately, you don’t need to live with a compromised smile forever. Dr. Nossa can repair your decayed or damaged teeth with high-quality, durable, and custom-made dental crowns. Our office uses the latest advancements in dentistry to create restorations that look and feel natural. To learn more about this restorative solution, continue reading or give our office a call today!
A dental crown is a custom-made cap that’s bonded over the surface of a tooth above the gum line. It’s one of the most widely used treatments in restorative dentistry because it’s versatile. Your tooth will be reshaped to allow the crown to cover the entire surface, so it’s only recommended when there aren’t any other suitable treatments; however, it will improve its health, function, and appearance.
After a thorough consultation, Dr. Nossa may recommend a crown to treat:
A crown can also be recommended along with other treatments, like a root canal, dental implant, or bridge.
Getting a dental crown in Gainesville is a multi-step process that takes place over several appointments. The first step on your journey is a consultation with Dr. Nossa. He’ll perform a thorough oral examination to determine whether or not the restoration is right for you.
In preparation for crown placement, a thin layer of enamel is removed to allow the restoration to fit properly on your teeth. Then, an impression of your smile is taken and sent to a trusted dental laboratory for the creation of your permanent dental crown. While it’s being made, you’ll wear a temporary crown to protect your prepared tooth in the meantime.
Once we get your final dental crown, you’ll return to the office to have it placed. Before you leave, we’ll make sure your bite is comfortable and polish your teeth. You’ll also learn how to properly care for your new grin to ensure you can enjoy it for years to come!
Crowns are now made of all-ceramic material, allowing them to provide several benefits, including:
It’s not uncommon for a crown to last for a decade or longer with the right care. You can help to ensure it lasts by maintaining your oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist at least twice a year.