Serving Land O’ Lakes and Westchase, Florida
If you have a damaged or unattractive tooth, a dental crown is a highly successful treatment that can protect, reinforce, and beautify that tooth. In just one or two visits, you can have your tooth crown placed and enjoy the feeling and appearance of your smile again. Dental crowns are long-lasting restorations that give great results.
Understanding Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a sheath, sometimes called a cap, that fits snugly over the visible portion of your tooth. Dental crowns are commonly used to:
- Restore a tooth that has been weakened by large fillings
- Repair a tooth that has cracked or broken
- Protect a tooth that has been treated with a root canal
- Build up a tooth that is too small or has been worn down
- Support a dental bridge
In many cases, a dental crown is used when decay has developed around an old amalgam filling. In other instances, a porcelain filling may be a good option, but once the decay progresses to a certain point, only a crown will give the necessary support.
For more technical information about dental crowns, please see our Questions about Dental Crowns page.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns cover the entire visible surface of your tooth, that allows them to completely improve the appearance of a tooth that is discolored, has excessively thin enamel, stress cracks, or other cosmetic defects.
Dental crowns are long-lasting restorations. They can last a decade or more, and because they protect your tooth, they can help your natural tooth root last a lifetime.
To talk to our dentist, Dr. Moore, please contact Tampa Bay Smiles and schedule a consultation at our office today.