Dental Crowns in Miami

What is Dental Crowns and what do we do at Flores Dental Group?

Dental crowns are an important means of revitalizing the health of your teeth. Known by many as “caps,” dental crowns are coverings that are cemented onto damaged or weakened teeth to restore their form and function.

Installing a crown is done over two office visits. The purpose of the first visit is to prepare your damaged tooth for a crown and to make an impression of it that will be sent to the lab, where your permanent crown will be created. The dentist will numb your tooth and file it down to make room for the crown to latch on and place a temporary crown on the tooth. In about 2-5 days, your customized crown will be ready to install at your second office visit.

You’ll need to be cautious with your temporary crown, as it won’t be as sturdy as your permanent one. Avoiding sticky, chewy, or very hard foods is recommended, as well as flossing next to the temporary crown. As often as you can, chew on the other side of your mouth as the crown.  

Immediately after your treatment, you may continue to feel numbness from the local anesthetic for several hours. Temporary bruising and inflammation at the injection site is also common. Over the next few days, you may have some pain or discomfort in the area of the tooth, but it should soon dissipate.    

Once your permanent crown is placed, you can return to your normal diet and oral care routines. You may continue to experience sensitivity in the tooth and need to switch to a gentler toothpaste.

Dental Crowns in Miami

Top Benefits of Dental Crown Treatment

  1. Restores tooth strength and function: Dental crowns reinforce weakened or damaged teeth, allowing you to chew and speak comfortably again.
  2. Improves appearance: Crowns can be customized to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, enhancing your smile’s overall aesthetics.
  3. Long-lasting solution: With proper care, dental crowns can last for many years, providing a durable and reliable tooth restoration option.
  4. Protects the tooth from further damage: By covering and sealing the tooth, crowns prevent further decay, cracks, or damage.
  5. Compatible with other dental treatments: Dental crowns can be used in conjunction with other dental procedures, such as root canals, dental implants, or bridges, for comprehensive dental care.
  6. Increased confidence: A dental crown can restore the appearance and function of a damaged tooth, boosting your self-esteem and overall confidence in your smile.

When you need a dental crown?

A crown can serve many purposes:

  • Preserving a tooth with a large fracture
  • Protecting a tooth following a cavity filling or root canal
  • Supporting a dental bridge
  • Covering a severely discolored tooth
  • Concealing a misshapen tooth
  • Covering a dental implant.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Crown Treatment

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.

Dental crowns may be needed for various reasons, including protecting a weak tooth, restoring a broken or worn-down tooth, covering a dental implant, or enhancing the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth.

Dental crowns can be made from different materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, gold, or a combination of materials. The choice of material depends on the location of the tooth, aesthetic considerations, and the patient's preferences.

A dental crown procedure typically takes two appointments. During the first visit, the dentist prepares the tooth by removing decay and shaping it to fit the crown. An impression of the tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab, where the crown is custom-made. During the second visit, the dentist cements the crown onto the prepared tooth and ensures a proper fit.

With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns can last between 5 to 15 years or even longer. However, it's important to maintain good oral hygiene and attend regular dental check-ups to ensure the crown's longevity.

Caring for a dental crown involves maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Avoiding hard or sticky foods can also help protect your dental crown from damage.

Yes, dental crowns can be customized to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, resulting in a seamless and natural appearance.

Dental crown placement is typically a pain-free procedure as the dentist uses local anesthesia to numb the area before working on the tooth. You may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, which should subside within a few days.

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About Me

Dr. Joan Manuel Flores

Dr. Joan Manuel Flores earned his doctorate degree in Temple University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2006. He is entitled to an outreach program at Temple University, treating underprivileged communities in Philadelphia as well as esthetic and functional therapy, root canals, extractions, and emergency care.

Dr. Flores is also a Florida dental Licensure, certified in basic life support by the American heart association. He possess award certification in implant philosophy, technique and hands on experience as well as rotatory instrumentation in endodontics, by Temple University. Dr. Flores is certified with Invisalign and six month smile. He is a member of the American dental association, national association, and Hispanic dental association; speaking both English and Spanish.

Dr. Flores excels in all he does, rendering treatment to all his patients to the best of his ability. He is a critical thinker and a great at problem solver. Dr. Flores is dedicated to his patients needs and aims to achieve every goal within his reach to satisfy his patients.

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