Dental Crowns in St. Johns, FL
A crown, or tooth cap as they are sometimes called, is constructed from either ceramic or zirconia and is designed to cover and restrengthen a natural tooth. Dr. Neal Patel and Dr. Alesia Apana commonly use dental crowns to cover an eroded or fractured tooth, hide dental implant posts, protect a weak or misshapen tooth, or restrengthen a tooth after root canal therapy. If you have severely damaged or decayed teeth, talk to our Vitalize Dental team about our high-quality dental crowns.
When to Call the Dentist
Call your general dentist to see if you need a dental crown if you notice a cracked tooth or are feeling deep dental pain. Furthermore, dental crowns treat tooth conditions that other procedures cannot repair. For instance, if your cavity is too large that it cannot be fixed with a composite filling and the tooth can still be saved, your dentist might suggest a dental crown.
How It Works
At Vitalize Dental, we offer traditional zirconia crowns and Emax ceramic crowns. The Emax crowns are typically better-wearing and longer lasting but are also more expensive. During your consultation at Vitalize Dental, we can discuss your options and help you decide which crown is best for you.
After deciding on a dental crown material, our team will prepare the tooth by removing any decayed or damaged tissue as well as reducing the size of the tooth so that the new tooth crown will fit. Then, your dentist will take an impression so that an exact mold can be made for the tooth cap. This means you will get a perfect fit that shouldn’t protrude or look fake. Also, the color of your teeth will be examined to determine the exact shade needed to match the repair to your remaining teeth. While this is being made, a temporary crown will be used until the permanent one is ready to be fitted.
A dental technician at our trusted dental laboratory will then use the mold to make the permanent crown, which can take a week or two. Once the custom-made, permanent crown is made, we can securely cement it into place where it will protect for years to come.
Rebuild Your Smile with Durable Dental Crowns in St. Johns, FL
At Vitalize Dental, Dr. Patel and Dr. Apana can restore your smile with dental crowns after extensive damage or decay. Call 904-730-1420 or conveniently schedule a consultation online for dental crowns in St. Johns, FL.