When you need to restore a tooth or several teeth because of extensive decay or damage, you want both strength and beauty. With porcelain dental crowns, you can have both. A crown is a custom-made restoration that fits completely over the top of a damaged, decayed, or broken tooth. In the past, crowns were made of metals such as gold or silver, but today, porcelain delivers a natural look and comfortable feel at the same time.
There are several different kinds of all-porcelain dental crowns which vary in their strength and aesthetic properties. Dr. Crary will select the proper material for your crown based upon your unique situation, so that the final result is a crown which looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. We realize that there is both art and science involved in the creation of your new crown, and we are committed to using only the finest materials and the most trusted laboratories in the fabrication of all of our porcelain restorations. This ensures that all of our crowns are beautiful, natural-looking, and built to last.
Enjoy total oral health with Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart. We offer a wide range of dental care services in Stuart, Florida including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and neuromuscular dentistry for TMJ therapy. Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart proudly serves patients from Port St. Lucie,Palm City, Hobe Sound and Jensen Beach as well. Contact us today to learn more about how beautiful your smile can truly be.
Before you repair your tooth with a flawless porcelain crown, you might be interested in learning a little bit more about how they work and what you can expect during and after the treatment. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the answers to some frequently asked questions about dental crowns in Stuart. Of course, if you still can’t find the information you’re looking for, please feel free to request an appointment and we’ll be happy to answer any additional questions!
As long as you take good care of your crown, you can expect it to protect your tooth for up to 15 years. Dental crown maintenance is virtually identical to the care you should be extending to the rest of your teeth. You’ll need to visit our office twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings, as well as brush and floss every single day.
The main difference is that you should avoid chewing particularly hard or sticky foods with your crowned tooth. Otherwise, your crown could break or come loose, respectively.
As with many dental procedures, some patients hesitate to get a crown out of fear that it will hurt. Our team will make sure that you have nothing to worry about in that regard! Before preparing your natural tooth for the placement of the crown, your dentist in Stuart will administer a numbing agent to that area of your mouth. That way, you shouldn’t feel a thing during the procedure. After the numbness wears off, your mouth might feel slightly sore and the tooth may be a bit sensitive for a few days, but any discomfort should only be mild and temporary.
In many cases, dental crowns are eligible for some level of insurance coverage. Naturally, every policy will vary in the details, but most of them consider crowns to be a restorative procedure that is designed to improve your oral health. As such, they’re likely to cover up to 50% of the cost, provided that you’ve met your deductible but have not exceeded your annual maximum. However, if you’re only getting a crown for cosmetic reasons, your insurance provider might not cover any of the cost.
Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart is in-network with Cigna and Florida Blue insurances, so you can count on maximizing your savings with us if you have either of these plans. Even if you have some other insurance plan, though, our team will still file your claims on your behalf to ensure you’re getting all of the benefits that you qualify for.
Not only does dental porcelain look almost exactly like real tooth enamel, but it also feels lifelike. In addition, because of the impressions we take of your mouth, your crown should fit the contours of your natural tooth with great precision. As a result, within a few days of having your permanent crown placed, it should begin to feel like any other tooth.