Do you have a tooth with numerous fillings, or is a tooth oddly-shaped, ruining the appearance of the rest of your smile? At Yoon Dentistry, Dr. Brian Yoon solves those problems and more with beautiful dental crowns made of high-quality porcelain. At his family dentistry practice in Ormond Beach, FL, this skilled dentist can help you decide if a crown is the right restoration for you.
Dental crowns have been around for years
Maybe your mom had one, or you remember your uncle felt better about his smile when he had a cracked front tooth crowned with gold. Today's dental crowns help people feel better about their personal appearance, and they aid oral function, strengthening teeth weakened by:
- Cracks, fissures, or chips
- Odd or weak shape
- Multiple fillings
- Dental abscess (usually treated first with antibiotics and root canal therapy)
Your Ormond Beach, FL, family dentist may use a porcelain crown to top off a tooth replacement called a dental implant, one of today's most popular and effective dental restorations. Fixed bridgework, which replaces one or more missing teeth may be anchored by crowns on either side of the appliance.
How crowns work
Dr. Brian Yoon will examine your tooth to determine its viability. X-rays look at bone and root structure. Your family dentist will take oral impressions, so the dental lab knows how to fashion this tooth-shaped and tooth-colored restoration.
After this evaluation, your dentist removes the damaged parts of your tooth and shapes it to accept the crown. Some teeth require additional support with a post. Then, your tooth will be covered with a temporary cap to protect it as you wait for the permanent one.
In a week or so, your new crown will arrive from the dental lab. The dentist removes the temporary restoration, checks the status of the tooth, and bonds the new crown over it with a special permanent cement. Dr. Yoon ensures the crown fills the space properly and bites well with the opposite arch of teeth.
Caring for a crown
Your best brushing and flossing is essential to the appearance and longevity of your crown. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry states that your crown can last ten years or more, but you should be careful not to grind your teeth or bite down on hard foods as these practices can damage a crown.
Renewed health, oral function, and smile aesthetics--that's what realistic porcelain crowns from your friends at Yoon Dentistry deliver. When you come in for your consultation, ask about out durable and translucent E-MAX crown materials and processes. Call our Ormond Beach, FL, office today for an appointment: (386) 672-2828.