Porcelain Dental Crowns in Lake Mary, FL

Restore & Protect Your Smile 

When a tooth becomes damaged or needs to be replaced, a dental crown can help. At Lake Mary Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Bonn is devoted to supporting your dental health. Read on to explore our dental crown guide and learn how you may benefit from this treatment. 

What Is A Porcelain Crown?

A porcelain dental crown is a tooth-shaped, cap-like dental restoration made of durable and natural-looking porcelain. Crowns can be used by themselves to cover the exterior of a tooth or as part of other restorative procedures like root canals and dental restorations such as implants and bridges

Benefits of Porcelain Dental Crowns

Porcelain dental crowns are highly versatile. Choosing to repair your tooth with a porcelain dental crown offers a number of oral health and aesthetic benefits, some of which include:

  • Looking and feeling like your natural teeth
  • Improves the appearance of your natural teeth
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Restores a broken tooth’s form & function
  • Stain-resistance
  • Helps protect natural teeth
  • Short treatment time  

The Porcelain Dental Crown Process

Porcelain dental crown treatment with Dr. Bonn typically takes between two to three appointments to our Lake Mary dental office to complete. While the steps can vary based on the procedure you’ll undergo, here’s what you can expect if the crown is being used treat a damaged tooth:

Consultation

Before receiving your porcelain dental crown, you’ll attend an initial consultation with Dr. Bonn. During your initial consultation, Dr. Bonn will provide a thorough dental exam, review your medical history, and discuss your oral health and smile goals. 

He’ll also go over issues such as tooth color, symmetry, longevity, and materials for your crowns, and look at pretreatment photography to aid in explaining your treatment choices and expected results. At this time, Dr. Bonn can also offer sedation if you experience dental anxiety.

Designing Your Crowns

If Dr. Bonn decides that porcelain dental crowns are right for you, we’ll take images and impressions of your teeth. These will be sent to a special laboratory where technicians will use them like blueprints to design your customized crowns. 

Preparation

To prepare your tooth for your porcelain dental crown, we’ll thoroughly clean your mouth and the affected tooth. Then, Dr. Bonn will remove a small portion of the tooth’s enamel to create a foundation for the crown. 

You’ll wear a temporary crown for approximately three weeks to test out its fit and feeling until your permanent crown is ready. Dr. Bonn will be able to make changes to the permanent dental crown’s design based on your feedback and his observations. 

Installing Your Permanent Crown

To install your permanent crown, we’ll first remove your temporary crown. Then, we’ll clean the tooth and make sure your permanent crown is to your liking. Finally, Dr. Bonn will affix your permanent crown to your shaved tooth with a special dental adhesive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Enjoy a Better Smile With Porcelain Dental Crowns

Damaged teeth don’t always have to be pulled and replaced. With versatile porcelain dental crowns, you can preserve your natural teeth and enhance your oral health. Dr. Bonn is committed to utilizing his over 30 years of experience to support your overall health. This means that your crown treatment will be predictable and result in a beautiful, functional smile. 

To learn more about porcelain dental crowns, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bonn at our Lake Mary office, contact us at  (407) 333-7393. You can also submit an appointment request form and a friendly team member will return your message soon.    

    

Before and After

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