Crowns are a restorative procedure used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay. Maras Dentistry can help protect your teeth with our quality dental crowns as part of our family dental services in Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens.
A crown is a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. If you have a damaged or weak tooth, dental crowns can help restore and save it.
Unlike fillings, which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression, which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
Repairs damaged teeth
Strengthens a weak tooth
Protects your smile from future damage
Maras Dentistry has made it our mission to keep your teeth protected. If your tooth has suffered structural damage, don’t wait and come ask us about dental crowns in Palm Beach Gardens. Call us today to get started!
If you would like to learn more about crowns, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.