One of the most common ways to restore a damaged tooth is with a dental crown. They’ve been used for years and years to fix damaged teeth, and in that time they’ve changed a lot. Many people think about crowns as being ugly things with a metal ring around the base – not so at Overmeyer Family Dental!
Our metal-free crowns are designed for strength and aesthetics. We’ll craft you a new tooth that matches your natural ones flawlessly – you might even forget which tooth is capped!
But why do people get dental crowns? Far from simply being a way to anchor a bridge or fix a chip, crowns have a lot of uses. Some might surprise you!
Fixing Decayed Teeth
Fillings don’t last forever, and a lot of people don’t know that! A metal filling will wear out after about ten years, and after that point it can be harmful to the tooth to leave it in place. The cement that anchors the filling can wash away, giving bacteria a place to hide and cause decay.
It’s not uncommon for a patient to come to us to replace a filling and for them to walk away with a crown, especially if the filling is really old. Decay that happens around a filling isn’t always visible and can eat away a tooth from the inside. Sometimes the only solution is to reduce the size of the tooth and cover it with a crown to protect it and keep it looking natural.
After A Root Canal
Root canals save your tooth from complete loss, but there is a price: most of the natural crown is ruined in the process. To keep the remaining healthy portion of your tooth safe it’s necessary to cover it with a crown. This will keep it healthy and safe for longer, letting you keep the tooth for life.
Protecting Worn Teeth
If you’re the kind of person who grinds their teeth a lot you can end up with premature wear that ruins the appearance and function of your teeth. Without restoration a worn tooth can become infected and decayed or simply be painful due to the enamel being worn away.
Covering these teeth with a crown is a great way to restore their look and function. Crowns also keep worn teeth safe and relieve the sensitivity you may have when they’re exposed to your mouth and the foods you eat.
Restoring Dental Implants
When we place a dental implant it’s like having a titanium root in your mouth. As it heals it integrates with your bone in a similar way to a natural tooth, leaving you with a great, long-lasting, and reliable replacement.
But the implant needs a tooth to top it off, which is where crowns come in. We use the post attached to your implant to secure a crown. We attach them flush with your gum line so that no part of the implant will be visible – it will blend seamlessly with your smile!
For Cosmetic Changes
Sometimes a healthy tooth just doesn’t look as good. If you have a tooth that’s stained, misshapen, uneven, or that you simply don’t like we can change its look completely with a crown. By reducing the size of the tooth to fit safely and snugly underneath a custom designed porcelain restoration that will get you the exact look you want!
Porcelain crowns are used for a variety of cosmetic procedures – you’d be surprised how common they actually are! If you want to fix a tooth and don’t want to wait months or years for results a cosmetic crown may be the ideal solution for you!
Crowns At Our Orlando Office
If you’re interested in getting a crown for any reason we’ll gladly help. We want you to look and feel your best, which is only really possible when you truly love your smile. The only thing stopping you from fixing, perfecting, or replacing a tooth is a phone call to Overmeyer Family Dental, so call today!