It’s completely natural for our teeth to suffer from the wear and tear of life over time, grinding down, chipping, or staining. Fortunately, we offer dental crowns as an effective solution for almost any minor tooth issue at our Davie office.
If you’re dealing with a damaged or diseased tooth, our experienced dental team can help. We aim to provide you with excellent care that heals your smile and enhances its beauty.
A dental crown is like a cap placed over a damaged or decayed tooth. The caps are made of durable porcelain that feels like natural teeth in your mouth. The porcelain material of a dental crown is completely customizable, allowing Dr. Abbo to alter the color, size, and shape of your restoration to perfectly match your existing smile.
In addition, the hard material restores your ability to eat and speak with ease and without pain. Since the crowns cover your teeth, they provide extra protection, benefitting your oral health in the long run.
Dental crowns are versatile restorations that can be used for multiple dental issues or in combination with several dental procedures, including:
In order to receive dental crowns, you’ll first meet with Dr. Abbo at our Davie office to discuss your smile goals and for the doctor to assess your oral health. Once he determines you’re a good fit for dental crowns, our team will perform a professional cleaning of your teeth. If necessary, we’ll apply a local anesthetic and remove any decayed sections of the tooth.
Next, we’ll take detailed digital impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab to create a custom-made crown to fit your smile. This process can take several weeks, so Dr. Abbo will place a temporary crown in the meantime.
Once the lab completes your custom crown, we’ll schedule a second appointment. The doctor will attach the permanent crown over your tooth using dental-grade cement and make any final adjustment required to ensure it fits perfectly in your mouth.
The procedure for receiving dental crowns doesn’t hurt at all. Before your dentist begins treatment, they’ll apply a local anesthetic to ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during your dental experience. Our experienced staff at Abbo Advanced Dentistry are dedicated to making sure that you don’t have any anxiety. After your treatment is finished, you’ll be able to leave our office with teeth that look and feel renewed.
You can treat your dental crowns just like your natural teeth. This means brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing after meals as well as scheduling regular biannual checkups at our Davie office. Once your dentist finishes your procedure, they’ll provide you with a list of instructions on how to care for your crowns to ensure that they last for a long time. Our staff also recommends avoiding hard-bristled toothbrushes or any toothpastes with abrasive ingredients so that you don’t scratch your dental crowns.
Dental crowns usually last up to 15 years or more with proper care and maintenance. The porcelain materials used to build your crown are very durable and are similar in durability to your natural enamel. You can be confident knowing that your crowns will be able to withstand the stress and pressure of your day-to-day life. If you ever need to replace your crown, you can call our Davie office at (954) 434-3331 and one of our dentists will easily complete the procedure.
Most insurance companies will cover a portion of your dental crowns. Our staff recommends contacting your provider to get an accurate estimate of your coverage and policy. You can also reach out to our office if you have any questions by calling (954) 434-3331. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful smile.