When a tooth is worn down or damaged, it may be saved with a crown. Sometimes called a cap, dental crowns are made custom to cover the needed tooth and colored to blend with your natural teeth for an attractive finish. At SEDA Dental of Jupiter, a crown can treat tooth decay, strengthen a damaged tooth, hold together a crack, or mask discoloration. Our team of dental professionals creates custom crowns with a choice of materials to meet your goals, including metal, porcelain, and metal covered with porcelain. Schedule an appointment at our Jupiter, FL facility to discover how a custom dental crown may repair or strengthen a damaged tooth while also enhancing the total appearance and health of your mouth.
A crown may be wanted or needed for a variety of reasons. They may be placed to cover a decaying tooth to prevent it from chipping or it may hold together an already cracked tooth. Dental crowns may also cover a worn-down or loose tooth. Additionally, they may be used to strengthen a tooth with a lot of decay that will not take a tooth-colored filling, serve as part of a dental bridge, or hide discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns may be glued over your tooth or connected by an implant. The crown's material is chosen with consideration to where it is being placed. Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) or metal are usually stronger, which makes them better suited for the less visible molars and pre-molars. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are often selected for the visible teeth and custom made to match the shape, color, and size of your teeth. During your consultation, we will explain your options and help you choose the best dental crown for your budget and needs.
What To Expect
In your consultation, dental impressions will be taken so that your crown can be custom made to fit your tooth. In some cases, a temporary dental crown may be used to cover your tooth as your permanent crown is being crafted. As soon as your custom crown is created, the treatment area will be given a local numbing anesthetic. Stronger sedation techniques may be used to soothe any fears or anxieties. When the anesthesia has taken effect, we will prep your tooth by cleaning away any decay, then lightly file the enamel to create space for your dental crown. Your dental crown can be either glued to your tooth or connected to an implant. Once set, the fit of your crown can be adjusted so that it is comfortable.
Unless sedation was used, you will be able to leave our office and continue your daily activities once the procedure is complete. A member of our team will teach you how to care for your dental crown, including any foods that should be avoided and cleaning. During your yearly examinations at SEDA Dental of Jupiter, we will evaluate your dental crown and adjust it to keep it comfortable. We will also be able to tell you when your crown should be replaced; however, with good care, it may last for several years. If you notice any trouble with your crown (if it falls out or is loose), contact our office immediately. Do not try to repair it or reattach it because this may cause an infection or a bad fit.
Based on your insurance coverage, a portion of your costs may be covered. After contacting your insurance provider, we can calculate your remaining out-of-pocket costs. At your consultation, we will help you select the best crown material that suits your needs and budget. We can also talk about payment methods along with financing to help make your procedure as affordable as possible.
Custom Dental Crowns
A damaged or missing tooth may be repaired with a custom crown at SEDA Dental of Jupiter. Talk to our team about how a dental crown can shield your tooth from continued harm and help to keep your other teeth healthy. Offering different materials for your needs, a customized crown can blend with your teeth for a beautiful smile. Contact our team in Jupiter, FL to schedule an appointment.