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All About Crowns

Woman with dental crowns

Your dental crown will look, feel, and function just like a regular tooth.

Crowns, or “caps” as some call them, are custom-made covers for teeth that have had a root canal (leaving very little tooth structure), cracked or weakened teeth or teeth that are so decayed that a regular filling isn’t sufficient.

Generally, we use a porcelain material to make the crown because it blends best with your other teeth. It takes only one appointment to fit a crown. Crowns are designed, milled & cemented all in the same-day & the entire process takes approximately 1.5 hours….don’t worry, you will have some breaks during that time.

We take a digital impression of your tooth (no messy impression!) then prepare the tooth by making it small enough for the crown to fit over it. The permanent crown is designed & milled during your visit using CAD/CAM technology and then cemented into place, making sure that it feels comfortable and natural and that your bite is correct. That’s it!

How long does it last? Most crowns last an average of 7-10 years or more with proper oral hygiene and routine dental examinations and cleanings.

Want to Learn More?

Again, there are many options for enhancing and restoring your teeth in today’s dental environment. The one way to know for sure is to visit us at DeLand Smiles to discuss your concerns and explore all available options. We’re standing by, just waiting for your call!