Protect and strengthen natural teeth with dental crowns
Drs. Gina and Christopher Gomez at the Gomez Family Dentistry of Pensacola, Florida, specialize in placing dental crowns. These are tooth-shaped caps that encase a natural tooth to protect it from further damage and restore its function. The most common materials used for crowns include porcelain, metal alloys, or a combination of both. These ceramic crowns or “tooth caps” play an important role in general and restorative dentistry and help patients protect and strengthen their natural teeth.
When do I need a dental crown?
Crowns can be placed on teeth damaged by decay, trauma, cracks in the enamel, large fillings, or discoloration due to intense staining or aging. Patients who have undergone root canal therapy may also benefit from dental crowns to protect the weakened structure. This versatility makes them a common solution for patients in our practice looking to restore their smiles. The best way to find out if a dental crown can help you is by booking an appointment at Gomez Family Dentistry for an evaluation.
What can I expect from the process of obtaining a dental crown?
The process of receiving a dental crown typically takes two office visits. During the first visit, Drs. Gina and Christopher Gomez prepare the tooth by reshaping it so the crown can fit snuggly over it while allowing enough room for flossing and cleaning. Then, an impression of the prepared tooth is taken to create a custom-made crown in a laboratory. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be placed over the tooth until your follow-up visit.
At the second appointment, Drs. Gina and Christopher Gomez will replace the temporary restoration with your new permanent crown. After ensuring proper fit and comfort, they will make adjustments to ensure you have a perfect smile!
Schedule an appointment with our dental team today!
Investing in dental crowns can protect and strengthen your natural teeth for years to come!
Contact us today at Gomez Family Dentistry if you would like to learn more about this procedure or to schedule an appointment. Our practice is located at 2915 E Cervantes St, and can be reached by calling (850) 429-4664.