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Dentist in Orlando, FL
Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
5180 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 273-6620
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By Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
April 08, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Versatile dental crowns offer an excellent solution for damaged or fragile teeth. Your Orlando, FL, dentist, Dr. Marcia Martinez, helps her dental crownspatients maintain healthy smiles with dental crowns and a variety of other dental services and procedures.

What are crowns?

Dental crowns are hollow restorations designed to fit over the part of your tooth that's visible when you open your mouth. The restorations match your tooth color and can be constructed from porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, or resin. Crowns are cemented to your teeth and feel completely natural. In fact, you may soon forget that you even have a crown.

How can crowns help my teeth?

Crowns can be used to:

  • Prevent Fractures and Breaks in Fragile Teeth: Cracks or tooth trauma can weaken teeth, but they can also become fragile due to certain dental procedures, such as root canals, or even aging in some cases. Adding a crown stabilizes the tooth and prevents it from breaking. Every time you eat, you generate strong biting forces that could fracture an at-risk tooth. These forces are absorbed over the surface of your crown, protecting the tooth underneath.
  • Restore Broken Teeth: Broken teeth are certainly unsightly, but their appearance is not the only issue. Chewing can become difficult when teeth are broken. The teeth can also be quite painful if the broken ends are exposed to the air. Crowns restore the appearance of broken teeth, end your pain and improve chewing and biting.
  • Improve Appearance: Crowns also offer cosmetic benefits and can change the shape and length of teeth or hide discolorations.

What happens when I receive a crown?

During your first crown appointment, your tooth must be prepared to accommodate the crown. Your Orlando, FL, dentist will also make an impression of your mouth that will be sent to a dental laboratory. While you wait for the technicians to create your permanent crown, you'll be fitted with a temporary restoration. Although you can eat almost anything with the temporary crown, you'll need to avoid eating hard or sticky foods.

In about two weeks, you'll return to the dentist's office. After Dr. Martinez checks the fit of your new crown, she'll make a few adjustments before cementing it to your tooth.

Protect your teeth with dental crowns! Call your Orlando, FL, dentist, Dr. Martinez at (407) 273-6620 to schedule an appointment today!