Restore Health and Aesthetics to Your Smile with Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a versatile restorative solution that can provide necessary strength and protection to damaged teeth. These restorations are custom-designed for every patient, and can be made from a variety of materials that achieve various aesthetic and functional benefits. Dr. Gianni Franceschi places dental crowns for his patients at his practice in New Port Richey, FL, and will thoroughly discuss your dental goals to help you achieve the smile you want. Smiles of Trinity Family Dentistry is also able to top a dental implant with a crown to replace lost teeth.
Your Choices for Dental Crowns
A dental crown can cover your entire tooth above the gum line, and provide necessary protection and strength after you have suffered from decay or structural damage. We are also able to provide crowns to restore dental implants, replacing missing teeth with a lasting, incredibly stable restorative solution. Crowns can also support dental bridges to replace missing teeth and are often an excellent choice for full mouth reconstruction patients. We can help you choose the best type of crown for your needs.
At Smiles of Trinity, patients can choose from a variety of materials that offer both durability and aesthetic appeal. Dr. Franceschi will provide recommendations for your specific type of dental crown, based on your unique oral health needs and budget.
We provide a range of quality materials for crowns, including:
- Porcelain: Restorations from this traditional, lifelike material provide natural-looking aesthetics, but are not always the strongest.
- Porcelain fused-to-gold: Patients that want to pair the strength of gold with the appeal of porcelain can combine the two with this specialized type of restoration.
- IPS e.max®: This material offers considerable strength while appearing natural alongside your other teeth.
- Zirconia: This advanced option provides lasting durability and superior strength without the need for metal.
Once you and Dr. Franceschi have decided on the restoration material to be used, you can begin treatment.
How Your Dental Crown is Placed
To prepare your damaged tooth for your restoration, Dr. Franceschi will first need to remove any decay and create a stable base for your dental crown. He will use conservative techniques preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. Once your tooth has been prepared, we will take highly detailed impressions of your teeth. A trusted, local lab will create your restoration in about a week, and we can provide a temporary while you wait.
When your crown is complete, you will return to our office for a second appointment. Dr. Franceschi will first examine the fit of your new dental crown without any adhesive. He may then make some small adjustments to ensure it maintains your proper bite and alignment. Once you and Dr. Franceschi are satisfied with the fit, he will place the dental crown and secure it in place. One final check to ensure an even bite, and you can be ready to eat and speak normally with your new restoration.
Restore Your Smile
A dental crown can strengthen and preserve damaged teeth, preventing the need for extraction. Dr. Franceschi can also use a dental crown to replace a single missing tooth with an implant-supported restoration. To speak with Dr. Franceschi about your dental goals and what kind of dental crown would work best to achieve them, contact our practice today.
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