Dental Crowns

Tooth Crown in Bradenton, FL

A dental crown is essentially a cap that goes on top of a damaged tooth. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials such as ceramic, metals, porcelain, composite resins, and more. When created and fitted correctly, a crown can be indistinguishable from your natural teeth. A crown can be placed on molars that are rarely seen or placed on your front teeth and crafted to naturally match the surrounding teeth. There are several key factors to consider when choosing a crown. These include cost, durability, strength, and how they will affect your smile.

Your dental professional at Bradenton Family Dentistry will discuss each of these options with you so that you’re able to make choice that makes most sense for your life. Contact us today and find out if a Dental Crown from Bradenton Family Dentistry is the right fit for you.

Why Are Dental Crowns Used?

Cosmetically Improve the Aesthetic of a Tooth

Dental Crowns are able to conceal imperfections and either restore or improve the natural appearance of a tooth in circumstances where bonding or veneers would not be sufficient. Crowns are often the best way to restore the beauty of a smile.

Repair a Severely Damaged Tooth

When a tooth is suffering from extensive decay or damage, such as a large cavity or broken tooth, a dental crown can be placed in order to save the natural tooth's function, restore its appearance, and remedy or prevent severe tooth pain.

As Part of a Root Canal Procedure

If an infection spreads to the soft interior of a tooth, a root canal is often performed to remedy the infection and save the natural tooth. Often, once the root canal is completed a dental crown is placed on top of the tooth in order to protect the tooth and provide additional support.

Cosmetically Improve the Aesthetic of a Tooth

When a tooth is missing, a post is embedded into the jaw area where the root of the missing tooth used to be. A crown is then placed atop this post and is indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth.

Cosmetically Improve the Aesthetic of a Tooth

Dental Crowns are able to conceal imperfections and either restore or improve the natural appearance of a tooth in circumstances where bonding or veneers would not be sufficient. Crowns are often the best way to restore the beauty of a smile.

Repair a Severely Damaged Tooth

When a tooth is suffering from extensive decay or damage, such as a large cavity or broken tooth, a dental crown can be placed in order to save the natural tooth's function, restore its appearance, and remedy or prevent severe tooth pain.

As Part of a Root Canal Procedure

If an infection spreads to the soft interior of a tooth, a root canal is often performed to remedy the infection and save the natural tooth. Often, once the root canal is completed a dental crown is placed on top of the tooth in order to protect the tooth and provide additional support.

Cosmetically Improve the Aesthetic of a Tooth

When a tooth is missing, a post is embedded into the jaw area where the root of the missing tooth used to be. A crown is then placed atop this post and is indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth.

What are the Benefits of a Dental Crown?

Lasting Durability and Strength

Modern dental crowns are extremely durable and typically last for many years. Made from medical grade porcelain, your crown will match the appearance of your natural teeth while lasting up to 10 years or more.

Completely Natural Appearance

Individually crafted crowns are perfectly matched to the surrounding teeth in shade, shape, and positioning. This means that your crown will be indistinguishable from a natural tooth and restore or enhance the beauty of your smile.

Save Your Natural Tooth

By placing a protective crown atop a damaged or compromised tooth, your dentist is able to save the root structure of the tooth, maintain the function of the tooth, and help to protect the overall integrity and structure of the mouth.

Lasting Durability and Strength

Modern dental crowns are extremely durable and typically last for many years. Made from medical grade porcelain, your crown will match the appearance of your natural teeth while lasting up to 10 years or more.

Completely Natural Appearance

Individually crafted crowns are perfectly matched to the surrounding teeth in shade, shape, and positioning. This means that your crown will be indistinguishable from a natural tooth and restore or enhance the beauty of your smile.

Save Your Natural Tooth

By placing a protective crown atop a damaged or compromised tooth, your dentist is able to save the root structure of the tooth, maintain the function of the tooth, and help to protect the overall integrity and structure of the mouth.

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How to Know if You Need a Dental Crown

Broken or Cracked Teeth

Cracked or fractured teeth don’t heal, and solutions like fillings are typically not able to adequately repair the damage. Capping the damaged tooth with a dental crown is often the ideal solution to restore function and relieve pain.

Large Cavities Or Decayed Teeth

When there are large cavities in a tooth, trying to repair the cavity with a filling can place the tooth at significant risk for breaking. By capping the tooth with a crown, the cavity is repaired, and the structural integrity of the tooth is ensured.

Excessive Tooth Wear

When teeth are excessively worn down due to teeth grinding, highly acidic diets, bulimia, or acid reflux the function of the bite may collapse, and the best solution is to cap the tooth with a fully formed dental crown. This restores the function of biting and chewing while also saving the tooth from further damage.

Broken or Cracked Teeth

Cracked or fractured teeth don’t heal, and solutions like fillings are typically not able to adequately repair the damage. Capping the damaged tooth with a dental crown is often the ideal solution to restore function and relieve pain.

Large Cavities Or Decayed Teeth

When there are large cavities in a tooth, trying to repair the cavity with a filling can place the tooth at significant risk for breaking. By capping the tooth with a crown, the cavity is repaired, and the structural integrity of the tooth is ensured.

Excessive Tooth Wear

When teeth are excessively worn down due to teeth grinding, highly acidic diets, bulimia, or acid reflux the function of the bite may collapse, and the best solution is to cap the tooth with a fully formed dental crown. This restores the function of biting and chewing while also saving the tooth from further damage.

Related Services:

Root Canal

A root canal, also called endodontic treatment or therapy is a dental procedure to help save a tooth with inflamed or infected pulp tissue. If you are having pain while chewing, swollen gums, or sensitivity, you may need this procedure.

Invisalign

Extractions

While many of us do our best to keep our teeth healthy, sometimes a tooth needs to be taken out to keep you healthy. In these cases, an extraction is necessary.

Teeth Cleaning

At Bradenton Family Dentistry, we believe that getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Emergency Dentistry

You never know when a dental emergency will happen. Thankfully, Bradenton Family and Implant Dentistry is Bradenton’s most trusted Dental Emergency team. We have a team of dental experts to serve you.

Orthodontics

Traditional braces are still an effective option to correct the alignment of your teeth. Modern traditional braces are smaller, smoother, and significantly more comfortable than those previously available. Modern braces are an excellent option for creating a healthier and happier smile. There are more benefits to straightening your teeth than just creating a more confident smile. Straight teeth are easier to clean, which lowers your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. And, by aligning your bite, you can help solve structural problems that create jaw pain and chewing difficulty.

Sedation Dentistry

A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway, and spontaneous ventilation is adequate. Cardiovascular function is usually maintained.

Oral Cancer Screening

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer.

We recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling is a [non-surgical] deep cleaning measure that includes removing plaque from above and below the gumline. The root is also smoothened through planing to allow the tissue to heal and reattach itself to the tooth. Local anesthesia is applied to numb the targeted area and make the procedure much more comfortable. Antibiotics may be recommended as a means of controlling the toxic bacteria from spreading further that cause periodontitis.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip or tibia (below the knee). Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Looking great and feeling great go hand-in-hand. At Bradenton Family Dentistry, we would be honored to be your cosmetic dentist in Bradenton, FL.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

If you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted, we can help. Wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure, and the dental surgeons and dental specialists at Bradenton Family Dentistry are able to remove your wisdom teeth while keeping you extremely comfortable and relaxed.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease is an infection caused by the bacteria found in plaque, the thin biofilm that constantly forms around our teeth. In response to these bacteria, our immune system produces toxins. Unfortunately, these toxins also target our gums and other supportive tissues, resulting in the infection known as periodontal disease. Without treatment, periodontal disease can have serious consequences for your oral health.

TMJ Treatment

The terms TMJ and TMD are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same thing. The TMJ is the jaw joint, and a TMD is a problem with the joint. Let our TMJ specialist at Bradenton FL take care of you!

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are made from transparent materials that adjust your teeth without the “hardware” traditionally associated with braces.

Dental Bridges

A safe, low-risk way to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth or dental implants can be used as anchors to support the suspended replacement teeth.

Dental Crowns

Decay or trauma can cause loss of tooth structure and can compromise function as well as esthetics. Extensive loss of tooth structure can best be replaced with a restoration that covers your entire tooth as in a crown. This “full coverage” restoration can strengthen your tooth and in the hands of an expert can provide a long lasting esthetic and functional result.

Routine and Deep Cleaning

There are two parts to your Bradenton Family Dentistry visit – examination and cleaning. Your exam will check for cavities, plaque, and tartar on your teeth.

All On X Dental Implants

With All on X implants/dentures, patients can enjoy the full functionality and appearance of natural teeth. Starting as low as $217 monthly per arch. *some restrictions apply

Dental Implants

Do you have a missing tooth? We understand how this can make your feel. We believe that everyone should be able to achieve their best smile. Replace Missing Teeth or Secure Loose Dentures.

Dental Bonding

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Dental Bonding.

Gingivitis Treatment

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Gingivitis Treatment.

Dentures

Tooth loss is challenging on many levels. Not only can it effect what you eat and how you chew leading to more serious health concerns, it can also make you feel embarrassed and uncomfortable.

Tooth Colored Fillings

A toothache can disrupt your life. Tooth decay, cracked teeth, and cavities will provide a constant and painful reminder. At Bradenton Family Dentistry we have completed thousands of fillings.

Root Canal

A root canal is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical endodontic treatment. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and involves opening the crown of the tooth, exposing the roots and pulp of the tooth. When the pulp and root are exposed the infected areas of the tooth are removed.

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, with well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

Teeth Whitening

Let our team help you determine what whitening process is right for you, based on the current color and condition of your teeth.

Veneers

A wafer-thin glass shells that can be bonded to the front of your teeth to mask their shape, color, or size. The highest quality veneers are made individually by hand and are hard to distinguish from natural teeth. Our Bradenton veneers can be used to remarkably transform the smile of patients who have worn, chipped, or discolored teeth. Slightly crooked teeth can be straightened as well. Hand made porcelain veneers are typically very translucent and when bonded to your teeth they are very lifelike.

Periodontal Therapy

We specialize in a wide variety of procedures designed to maintain or improve your periodontal tissues. The periodontal (gum) tissues are an important part of your oral health. Our experience and expertise in periodontics allows us to provide high-quality treatments you cannot find anywhere else!