Patients with a weakened or damaged tooth may benefit from dental crowns. Crowns are versatile dental restorations that are used to correct a wide range of problems. Once our dentist near you performs a thorough oral assessment, we will help you decide on the right type of crown to restore your smile.
Dental crowns in Tampa, FL can rectify a host of dental issues. Some reasons for getting crowns could include:
A well-placed dental crown can hold a cracked tooth together, protect a weak tooth from decay, and restore a cracked tooth by strengthening the tooth structure.
Dr. Sorelle or Dr. Boe may place a crown, inlays, or onlays to seal large cavities that cannot be remedied with fillings. Porcelain, all-ceramic, or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are more chip-resistant and durable compared to fillings.
Once implants are placed, our trained dentist in Tampa, FL will place an abutment and attach a crown to the abutment. Implant-supported prosthetics are more stable and lasting compared to conventional restorations.
Dental crowns near you can also be used to support dental bridges or to cap misshapen or discolored teeth. At times, teeth whitening treatment may be ineffective in removing stubborn stains. We can place a crown to improve the appearance of your tooth.
The procedure involves two visits to Westbay Dental. During the first visit, Dr. Sorelle or Dr. Boe will take x-rays of the affected tooth along with the roots and surrounding bone. In case there are signs of decay, we may first perform a root canal treatment before placing the crown.
Once we anesthetize the gum tissue around the tooth, the dentist will reshape the tooth along the sides and chewing surface to make room for the crown. We will place a temporary crown on the prepared tooth. During the second visit, our skilled dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement the permanent one in place.
We also same-day crowns for patients who do not wish to wait for a couple of weeks to restore their smile.