Undetectable cosmetic dental work is one of the advances of modern dentistry at the dental office of John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA in West Palm Beach. Severe damage to a tooth can be beyond repair using tooth-colored fillings or porcelain inlays or onlays. Dental crowns can repair some of the most acute damage to teeth and can be used in conjunction with dental implants and bridges. Dental crowns can be effective in strengthening a tooth for two or three decades, a nearly permanent dental procedure.
Before fitting your crown, you may want to consider teeth whitening. This is because your porcelain crown cannot be lightened after it has been placed and matched to your teeth. By whitening before having a crown fitted, we can ensure that your crowns match your bright, new smile.
Our dental team will prepare your tooth for the fitting by carefully reshaping your tooth. We will take a mold of your teeth and send the impressions to a dental laboratory and place a temporary crown. At the next dental appointment, we will attach your new crown and make any necessary adjustments. Traditional crowns are referred to as caps because they cover the flat surface and the sides of a tooth.
Dental implants are held in place by a titanium screw or multiple screws. They are surgically fused with your jawbone to support them permanently. After your jawbone heals, a custom-made crown will be placed on top of the implants. Crowns can also be used in dental bridges by fortifying the abutments, or teeth surrounding the gaps.
While dental crowns can be made from many different materials, our patients have a preference for zirconia and all-porcelain crowns, which provide natural-looking results. Both of these options also restore the force of your bite so that you can chew, speak, and eat naturally if a missing tooth or gap was affecting those facets of your life.
At the dental office of John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA in West Palm Beach, we provide the highest quality dental crowns to restore and replace damaged, decayed or missing teeth.