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Crowns

MISSOURI GARDENS DENTAL

15 N Missouri Ave | Clearwater, FL 33755

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WHEN IS A DENTAL CROWN NEEDED?

A dental crown covers a tooth to increase its strength and improve its appearance. The crown is cemented on top of the prepared tooth, completely covering it above the gum line. Here are situations in which we may consider using a crown:

  • Weak tooth due to decay

  • Cracked tooth

  • Severely worn down tooth

  • A tooth whose structure is lacking

  • A tooth that needs to be enlarged or reshaped to hold a dental bridge in place

  • Unacceptable discoloration of the tooth

  • Other need for cosmetic restoration

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WHAT IS THE CROWN MADE FROM?

Today’s crowns come in a host of new materials. Dental crowns can be made out of metals, porcelain, and/or ceramics. In addition, we may layer several of these materials together in order to get the best performance. Even for the same patient, we may use different types of crown material depending on the location in the mouth and what is needed.

HOW DOES THE DENTIST DECIDE WHAT TEETH NEED CROWNS?

We are always looking for longevity in crowns, and we will choose and formulate the material to achieve the right balance of esthetics and durability. A different mix is required depending on the location in the mouth. The reason your tooth needs a cap or crown plays a huge part in the material selection. If the original problem is from caries or periodontal bone loss, not only the materials, but the actual base tooth preparation is radically altered to optimize the outcome.

We are delighted that the latest materials are allowing us to move dental cosmetics in the form of beautifully crowned teeth–into more places than ever before.

MEET OUR DOCTORS

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Dr. Thuy Vazquez D.D.S.

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Dr. Anisha Patel D.M.D.

CONTACT US

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OUR LOCATION

15 N Missouri Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755