How Dental Crowns Can Help Your Smile
By Mark A. Peterson DMD, PA
July 14, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Sebastian River Dentistry and Dr. Mark Peterson love to see smiles transformed with dental crowns. Dental crowns can restore teeth that have been compromised or completely replace missing teeth when used with a dental implant. Come see us in Sebastian, FL, to find out how crowns can help your smile.

Dental crowns

Dental crowns are milled from ceramic material and designed to perfectly blend in with your smile. They sit on top of a tooth or a dental implant to replace the tooth. Crowns are a great option for replacing teeth because they are strong and easy to care for. Keep up a great oral hygiene routine at home and schedule regular dental visits to take great care of any crowns in your mouth. With proper care, crowns can last 10 to 15 years.

Crowns can restore teeth

When a tooth has a significant amount of decay that is too much for a filling to correct without compromising the structure of the tooth, a crown can be used to save the tooth. First, all the decay is drilled away from the tooth so only healthy tooth structure remains. Then, the healthy tooth is sculpted so there is room for the crown around it. At an appointment in our Sebastian, FL, office, a crown that has been custom-made for you is then cemented into place on top of the tooth to cover and replace it.

Crowns can replace teeth

When a tooth is missing, it can be replaced with a dental implant and a crown. Crowns are used in conjunction with dental implants to completely replace teeth. A dental implant is a screw-like titanium post that is implanted into the jaw bone during minor surgery. You typically wear a temporary tooth cap while the implant heals. This may not match your smile perfectly but is only temporary while the implant heals and your custom crown is fabricated. Once you are healed, you have a final appointment where your custom crown is placed and you leave with a beautiful tooth!

Dr. Mark Peterson of Sebastian River Dentistry places crowns for patients to restore teeth and transform smiles! Contact us for an appointment in Sebastian, FL, at (772) 388-3119.