Dental Crowns – Jacksonville, FL
Restore Your Smile’s Look, Feel, & Function
Do you have a broken tooth that’s making it hard to chew comfortably or smile confidently? Rest assured that Dr. Larry Young can help, thanks to dental crowns in Jacksonville. These tooth-shaped restorations have helped countless people improve their smiles’ health and appearance. In fact, dental crowns are one of the most common dental procedures in the United States, with 30-40% of the adult population having at least one crown. At Larry Young Dental, we use high-quality, natural-looking, and durable materials to heal your smile without sacrificing its beauty. Contact us today to learn more about dental crowns and how they can benefit you!
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a custom-made “cap” designed to fit over the chewing surface of a specific tooth. Traditionally, crowns were made from gold, silver, or other metal alloys. As durable as these materials were, though, they shone a spotlight on your dental work. These days, Dr. Young uses natural-looking materials like porcelain to create a solution that blends in with the rest of your smile. Plus, these substances are often just as durable as metal crowns, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods for years to come.
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are one of the most versatile restorative dentistry treatments available today. To find out whether you need one, Dr. Young will have to examine your mouth and decide whether a crown would be the most suitable solution. Typically, we suggest crowns to do the following:
- Strengthen a tooth that has just undergone root canal therapy
- Hold together a severely cracked or broken tooth in Jacksonville
- Support a dental bridge
- Fortify a damaged tooth that has a large filling
- Cover up a significantly misshapen or discolored tooth
- Restore a single dental implant
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Unfortunately, once a tooth is damaged, it is not able to heal by itself. A dental crown can then shield the tooth from the dangerous effects of oral bacteria, such as infections and decay. If the tooth were to remain unprotected, it could sustain enough damage that it would have to be removed. Extracting (and replacing) a missing tooth can be expensive. Not to mention, it can cause oral health problems like bone loss and shifting teeth. Dental crowns can protect your tooth with a solution that looks perfectly natural and won’t stand out in your smile.
The Dental Crown Process
Once we’ve decided that a dental crown is right for you, you can expect the process to take two appointments. First, Dr. Young will prepare the affected tooth by removing a very thin layer of enamel. This will ensure that there is plenty of room for the crown. He will then capture impressions and images of the area and send them to a high-tech dental lab. We can place a temporary crown over your tooth during the few weeks it takes for the lab to create and send us your personalized crown. At this second visit, we’ll make sure you’re perfectly happy with the results before cementing the crown into place.