Dental Crowns in Coral Gables, FL
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are essentially ‘caps’ placed over existing teeth. They are fixed prosthetic devices, meaning they cannot be removed by a patient once they are cemented in place. Crowns can help restore the look and strength of a tooth. They are normally shaped like natural teeth.
Are dental crowns right for me?
Crowns are generally used to help weakened teeth that need support, which may have been caused by:
- Trauma to the tooth
- The effects of a root canal
- Erosion of the tooth by a cavity
Crowns restore a tooth’s ability to chew and function properly.
Prosthodontists are expertly trained, cosmetic specialists. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Alvez to see if dental crowns are right for you.
What’s involved in getting a crown?
First, Dr. Alves will remove any fillings or decay in the affected area, so that she can determine the health of a tooth to make sure a crown is the right option. Next, she will prepare the tooth and replace the missing portions with porcelain, which will provide full 360° support to provide strength and avoid cracks later on. Dr. Alves often tells patients to picture a crown like a wine barrel, as it fully surrounds the tooth to keep it together and prevent it from breaking.