Dental Crowns for Patients in the Lutz, FL, Area
Florida Dental Centers offers crowns and bridges for patients in the Lutz, Florida, area. Essentially, a dental crown is used to cover a cracked, decayed, discolored, or otherwise damaged tooth in order to enhance its strength and appearance. A crown can function as a cap that covers an existing tooth. Alternatively, it can be placed over a dental implant or included as part of a dental bridge.
Most dental crowns can be completed in two or three visits to a Florida Dentals Centers office near Lutz, FL. During the first visit, a dental professional will take impressions of the patient’s mouth. The tooth to be covered is then prepared for the crown, and a temporary crown is fabricated and placed over it. The temporary crown is designed to be worn while the permanent crown is being crafted. During a follow-up appointment, which is usually scheduled a few weeks later, the permanent crown is fitted comfortably and then cemented permanently into place.
There are several types of dental crowns, including:
- Porcelain fused to non-precious metal – An attractive and budget-friendly option, this type of crown consists of a strong metal substructure with an aesthetically pleasing white porcelain cover
- Porcelain fused to precious metal – A higher quality metal substructure provides a better fit and helps the gum tissue to stay healthier
- Full gold-cast crowns – The “gold” standard for strength, full-gold crowns are best-suited for back teeth
- All-porcelain crowns – Trades some strength for an attractive all-white appearance that can be used for front teeth
Following a thorough examination, your dentist at Florida Dental Centers can determine whether you need a crown and, if so, recommend the best type for you.
If you’d like to learn more about crowns, please contact Florida Dental Centers. You can schedule an appointment to consult with a dentist at our office near Lutz, FL, and get ready to show off a smile worthy of a Hollywood red carpet.