Dental Crowns Plantation, FL

Dental CrownsAn Overview

Dental crowns are a versatile dental restoration that can be used to treat a range of restorative and cosmetic dental concerns. Made from a light reflective and high-tech dental material, dental crowns are custom fabricated to blend seamlessly with your smile for optimal aesthetic results.

Dental crowns can be used to:

  • Repair a damaged, cracked or chipped tooth
  • Cover a discolored tooth
  • Stabilize a tooth after a root canal
  • Replace a missing tooth with a dental implantdental crown model at Plantation FL dentist office

Dr. Uttma Dham offers personalized consultations to determine which dental procedures are necessary to restore your oral health. Our goal is to offer conservative treatment plans that address both functional and aesthetic concerns.

Dental Crown FAQs

Why is a dental crown needed?

A dental crown may be used to treat an array of dental issues. Crowns are often used to protect a weak, decaying, or very worn down tooth after a root canal.

Dental crowns may also be used to support a bridge, and cover up discolored teeth with deep stains that do not clear up after teeth whitening. They are also used as a cap for a dental implant restoration.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns typically last between 5-15 years. Their life is dependent on many different factors. The most important aspect that contributes to a crown’s life is the patient’s oral care routine.

If a patient practices great oral hygiene and takes care of their crown, it will be much more likely to last closer to 15 years before it needs to be replaced.

How long does it take for a dental crown to feel normal?

A dental crown typically takes a couple of days to begin to feel normal in your mouth. In most cases, patients say that their crown begins to feel normal in their mouth after 4 days.

Your mouth will need to adjust to your new crown, but after a few days everything should begin to feel normal and you should be able to eat and chew normally.

How long after a crown is cemented can I eat?

Patients are told to refrain from eating for at least one hour after a dental crown procedure. It may be wise to slowly introduce your crown to different food groups in the first week after the procedure. Most patients wait a few days before eating really hard or sticky foods.

Dr. Uttma and her staff are by far the most friendly and professional group of people, period. Watching how they work as a unit while having my service done is amazing. I would recommend her to any and everyone.Eugene W.
I had a great experience at this dental office. The place was clean, the environment was friendly, and the staff answered all of my questions in a very helpful way. I got a great cleaning too. I love how smooth my teeth feel after I have them cleaned!Jamie L.
The staff and Dr. Dham are very friendly. The office is always very clean and welcoming. I have a slight fear of the dentists. Yet, I've had all of my wisdom teeth extracted in the past. Today I had a root canal. Although this procedure is quite scary (at least…Emilia C.
I am very impressed with Dr. Uttma and her professionalism. She is a very knowledgeable dentist with extensive cosmetic and Invisalign training. I would definitely refer my family and friends to her for their care!!Dani C.

Dental Crowns What to Expect

The process of receiving a dental crown will vary depending on the reason a patient needs the crown. Dr. Dham will always take the time to detail all treatments necessary to patients on an individual basis. Treatment will begin with preparing the site where the dental crown will be placed. This step may include removing an old filling, completing a root canal or placing a dental implant.

Using digital 3-D imaging, Dr. Dham will take a virtual mold of the patient’s mouth. The images will be used to help create a custom dental crown.

Dental crowns are custom fabricated to match the shape, size, and color of the patient’s natural smile. Dental crowns are made from a highly durable material that should last for many years with proper oral hygiene and routine dental checkups.

Once the dental crown has been fabricated, the patient returns to our Plantation, FL dentist office for their final fitting. Dr. Dham will ensure that patients are fully satisfied with their result before permanently securing the dental crown.

Replacing A Single Missing Tooth

Dental crowns secured using a dental implant are the preferred method for replacing a single missing tooth. Dental implants mimic the natural ingenuity of a human tooth. The implant is surgically placed in the empty root socket and functions as a prosthetic tooth root. Once the implant heals, a dental crown can be permanently anchored to the implant for the most natural missing tooth replacement option available.

Dr. Dham and our Westside Dental Center team offer dental implant procedures all from under one roof. Our Plantation, FL dentist office coordinates implant treatments for consistent and predictable results without the need for additional specialists.

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