When Is a Dental Crown Needed?

If you have a broken, damaged, or decayed tooth, your dentist may suggest a dental crown, which fits over the tooth to protect and crownstabilize it against everyday use. Understanding how this porcelain restoration works is vital in determining if it is the best dental treatment for you. Find out more about dental crowns by reading below, and contact Dr. Vincent Grosso in Kissimmee, FL, if you are interested in undergoing treatment!

What is a dental crown?
A dental crown protects, stabilizes, and improves the appearance of a tooth. The restoration itself is made from porcelain and handcrafted by a dental technician to fit exactly into your smile. The crown fits over the tooth, surrounding it on all sides and “capping” off the top.

Do I need a dental crown?

  • Damage: Dental crowns serve many purposes but are usually used to protect a damaged tooth.
  • Decay: Advance decay eats away at the tooth and eventually requires a root canal. This procedure leaves behind a large filling, making the tooth unstable. A crown placed over the tooth helps stabilize its structure.
  • Aesthetic: Crowns cover all sides of the tooth and can improve its overall appearance. Crowns can help issues such as misshapen teeth, discolorations, and stains.

What can I expect from the dental crown process?
Your dentist will require at least two appointments to place your porcelain crown. The first appointment will involve preparing the tooth, taking a clay mold of the mouth, and, if necessary, placing a temporary crown onto the tooth. A dental laboratory creates the crown during a process which takes about two weeks. At a second appointment, your dentist permanently places the final crown.

Concerned that you may need a crown? Contact our Kissimmee office today!
Consulting with your dentist is the best way to ensure that a dental crown is the best dental treatment for you and your smile. For more information on dental crowns and when they are necessary, please contact Dr. Vincent Grosso in Kissimmee, FL. Dial (407) 350-5969 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Grosso today!