Crowns from Our Naples Dentist
What Are Crowns?
Sometimes a tooth is too damaged to be repaired with a filling. In these cases, our experienced Naples dentist will place a crown on the damaged tooth. A crown is a way to completely cover the impaired tooth with either porcelain or another material, protecting it, making it stronger than before, and recreating the original shape and size. Inlays shield the tooth between the cusps and onlays, covering most or all of the tooth. Besides reinstating the function of the tooth, a crown will also create a more cosmetically pleasing appearance.
Contact the knowledgeable staff at Smiles by Hale by calling (239) 319-4059 to schedule an appointment and see if you could benefit from a crown placed by Dr. Hale.
You Might Need a Crown If…
You may need a crown for one of several reasons, including:
Traditional crowns are made in a dental laboratory, therefore you will have to have two visits to our skilled Naples dentist to have the crown applied. At the first visit, an impression of your tooth will be taken and a temporary crown will be placed. At the second visit, your permanent, porcelain crown will be attached to your tooth with a light-sensitive resin.
Afterward, you may be sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. You will also need to stay away from certain foods because even though your crown is very strong, it is not flexible like your other teeth. People who consistently clench their jaws or grind their teeth should wear a mouth guard so as not to damage the crown. Otherwise, crowns require no added care other than normal brushing and flossing.
We value our patients’ time, so instead of having to go to two crown appointments, it is possible for our skilled dentist in Naples to apply a ceramic crown in just one visit. These crowns are like porcelain crowns but they are chemically bonded to your tooth’s surface, making the stronger and longer lasting.
Smiles by Hale Is the Crown Expert
If the time has come that you need a crown, call our premiere dentist in Naples first. We will make sure you are well-informed and prepared to get your crown.
Even just one crown can make all the difference. Book your appointment with Dr. Hale at Smiles by Hale by calling (239) 319-4059 today.