Dental Crowns Plantation, FL

Dental crowns are a highly versatile dental restoration that Dr. Uttma Dham uses to treat functional and cosmetic dental concerns. They consist of light-reflective and high-tech dental compounds. Dr. Dham color-matches them to your tooth so that they are virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth.

We custom-fabricate dental crowns to blend seamlessly with your smile for optimal aesthetic results. No one will know you have damaged teeth after a dental crown procedure at our office. Dental crowns are also a durable and long-lasting restorative dental treatment.

Our dental crowns can:

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

What to Expect From the Procedure

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 explain the entire treatment process to patients on an individual basis before beginning. Treatment will begin by 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 3D imaging, Dr. Dham will take a virtual mold of the patient’s mouth. She will use these images to help create the custom dental crown.

Dental crowns are custom-fabricated to match the shape, size, and color of the patient’s natural mouth. This ensures that dental crowns blend in seamlessly with the rest of the patient’s teeth. Dental crowns consist of highly durable material that should last for many years with proper oral hygiene and routine dental checkups.

After fabrication, the patient will return to our Plantation, FL, dental office for their final fitting. Dr. Dham will ensure that patients are fully satisfied with their results before permanently securing the dental crown. After this appointment, patients leave our office with a new crown that functions and looks like their natural teeth.

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 dentist surgically places the implant post in the empty root socket to function as a prosthetic tooth root.

Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about bone deterioration. The implant post allows the crown to sit permanently in your mouth without relying on surrounding teeth for security. Once your mouth heals, the dentist will fix the crown onto the dental implant. Dr. Dham will make sure you leave with 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 dental office coordinates implant treatments for consistent and predictable results without the need for additional specialists.

Dental Crown FAQs

Do you have further questions about dental crowns and how they may benefit your smile? Continue reading to find answers to questions frequently asked in our office.

Why do I need a dental crown?

A dental crown can treat an array of functional and cosmetic dental issues. Crowns can protect a weak, decaying, or very worn-down tooth. The most common reason to get a dental crown is to protect a tooth after a root canal procedure.

Dental crowns may also support a bridge to keep it in place. In a dental bridge, the crowns are anchors that keep the bridge from falling out of your mouth. They can also cover up discolored teeth with deep stains that do not clear up after teeth whitening. Lastly, crowns also cap a single dental implant restoration to mimic a real tooth.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns typically last between 5 to 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’s much more likely to last closer to 15 years. Most dental crowns will need to eventually be replaced. They are not impervious to damage and can chip and break.

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. Eat soft foods and do not bite using your new crown until you are able to eat and chew normally.

How long can I eat after the dentist cements a crown?

We tell our patients to refrain from eating for at least one hour after a dental crown procedure. 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 and sticky foods. Request a consultation with Dr. Dham by calling (954) 251-0640 or filling out our online appointment request form.