Dental Crowns in Tampa, FL
Do you have a painful filling or a chipped tooth? Your dentist may recommend dental crowns as an option to improve the function and appearance of your teeth. Fortunately, dental crowns are one of the most common dental procedures. It should be easy to find a dental crown provider near you.
But you may be nervous about crowns or concerned that there aren’t natural-looking options.
The good news is that we have new technology and methods for dental crowns that make them longer lasting and gives you more options for the appearance and function of your crown.
If you’re concerned you might need a dental crown or need more information after your dentist recommended getting one, this article is for you.
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
There are several different types of dental crowns. You can get metal, porcelain, resin, or combination crowns depending on where you need them and how durable the crown itself needs to be.
Regardless of the material your crown is made from, every crown is custom made for the patient. That means they are designed to fit your teeth and to function just like your natural tooth would.
You still need to brush and floss as normal with a crown. Fortunately, crowns don’t usually need any extra attention, although you may want to spend more time brushing the immediate surroundings.
Crowns can be used to protect a filling and prevent further tooth decay surrounding a cavity or other tooth damage. They can also be used to repair cracked or chipped teeth, for functional and cosmetic reasons.
Your underlying tooth needs to be shaped for the crown. Some crowns require very little shaping, but crowns that cover a significant portion of your tooth will need more. Once it’s prepped, your dentist will apply the crown with dental cement.
Are There Side Effects?
Dental crowns have relatively few side effects. You may have some tooth soreness or increased temperature sensitivity for a day or two after getting the crown installed. Mild gum irritation is also common, while the gum heals and reshapes itself around the crown.
But many patients have few or no side effects at all, and even patients who are sore after the procedure are usually fully recovered within only a couple days.
Ready for your next dentist appointment? Carrollwood Dental Studio is proud to provide dental crowns in Tampa, along with cleanings and general tooth care.