Dental Crowns

As we age, our teeth become more vulnerable to decay, discoloration, and more

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Dental Crowns

Crowns may be necessary when a tooth is decayed or weakened and a filling or bonding will not sufficiently remedy the issue. Porcelain crowns can be matched to your tooth color, making them a popular choice, but crowns can also be made of gold or porcelain fused to metal.

Expect 2-3 visits to place a crown. The tooth must first be reshaped by filing down the enamel. This process is completed with the use of a local anesthetic to prevent any discomfort. After reshaping, a mold is taken of the tooth and its surrounding teeth. This mold is sent to a lab and the process of creating and sending it back to your dentist can take up to 2-3 weeks. While waiting on the permanent crown, your dentist will provide and place a temporary crown. When the permanent crown is ready, your dentist will once again numb the area and place the crown it using a cement to ensure correct placement.

Crowns are a durable solution that last 10-15 years. Call today to learn more about how a crown might help restore your smile.

Jupiter Family Dental

6779 W. Indiantown Rd.#17, Jupiter, FL 33458

561 746 2332

Dr. Chris Kates Dr. Donald Wolfe

33 SE Osceola Street Stuart FL 34994

772 287 1671