If you damage a tooth or develop a cavity, dental crowns can limit the pain, prevent further issues, and restore your smile. At Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry, Paradis Esi, DDS, and the team use dental crowns and bridges to rehabilitate smiles and reduce the risk of more serious oral health problems. To make an appointment at the practice in New Port Richey, Florida, call the office, or book online today.
Dental crowns are synthetic caps bonded on top of a damaged or decaying tooth. They restore your tooth to its near-original size and shape, allowing you to bite and chew confidently.
At Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry, the team offers tooth-colored dental crowns. These crowns mimic the color of your natural tooth enamel and blend in with your surrounding teeth. With routine dental exams and good oral hygiene, they often last for a decade or longer.
Dental bridges are oral restorations that replace a missing tooth. By filling the gap in your smile, it’s possible to reduce the risk of potentially serious issues like gum recession or bone decay. Your Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry provider bonds it to two crowns or a metal framework to prevent your bridge from changing position.
At Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry, the team uses dental crowns to:
They might also recommend a dental crown if you have an abnormally shaped or discolored tooth that won’t respond to other types of treatment like whitening or veneers.
Getting dental crowns at Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry takes two appointments about a week apart.
Before recommending a crown, your provider takes X-rays and conducts an oral exam. They use this assessment to determine the type of restoration that will most benefit you. Afterward, they administer a local anesthetic and remove the decaying or damaged portion of your tooth. Then, your provider takes impressions.
A laboratory technician visits the office and uses your impressions to design and manufacture a custom crown that fits your tooth perfectly.
When the technician completes your new crown about a week later, you return to Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry. Your provider administers a local anesthetic, lines up the crown with your tooth, and bonds it in place with dental cement. They trim off any excess material, polish the crown, and provide care instructions.
To extend the life of your dental crowns, practice good oral hygiene. The Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry team recommends you brush and floss daily and visit the office every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
If you grind your teeth or participate in extreme sports like mountain biking or skateboarding, wear a mouthguard. In addition, avoid bad habits like biting your nails or opening packages with your teeth.
To learn more about dental crowns, make an appointment at Esi Cosmetic & General Dentistry by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.