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By Great Florida Smiles
February 18, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Crowns  

If you have an unattractive tooth, don't let your self-esteem suffer. Visit your dentist to discuss cosmetic services that can give your smile and oral health a boost. At Great Florida Smiles and Orthodontics, we may recommend dental crowns as a durable solution to fix teeth that are weak, broken, and damaged. For patients who live in the surrounding Santa Rosa Beach, FL, area, schedule a consultation in our office to learn more about how dental crowns can help enhance your grin.

What is a Dental Crown?

If one or multiple teeth acquire damage from decay, bruxism, or injury, a dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that renews its strength, restores function, and improves aesthetics. Because it's visible in the mouth, selecting the right material is essential for ultimate comfort and satisfaction. In our Santa Rosa Beach, FL, dental office, porcelain is a popular choice because it's the closest match to a natural appearance. The ultimate goal of a dental crown is to enhance the shape, size, and color of your smile.

How Dental Crowns Help Your Smile

Dental crowns are versatile and are often used in a variety of situations. Some of these include holding a dental bridge in place, protecting or restoring a weak tooth, and covering a dental implant. Dental crowns also disguise discoloration, preserve function, and offer full coverage, so you can smile with confidence, enjoy your favorite foods again, and speak without worrying about lisping or slurring your speech. With standard oral care, they can benefit your health for a lifetime.

What to Expect from Treatment

Dental crown placement is achievable during a few visits to Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics. The number of appointments will depend on your specific situation, and whether or not you need a bridgework or a dental implant. Placing a crown requires minimal tooth preparation. Your dentist first applies a local anesthetic before filing the tooth to fit inside its new covering. Filling material may be added for extra support. You may receive a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your permanent one is fabricated.

Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics serves patients across the Northwest Florida area. Our dedicated staff is committed to serving the oral health needs of your entire family. To decide if dental crowns are suitable for you, consult with a dentist in our office. For more information about dental crowns and other services provided, visit our website. For appointment scheduling at our Santa Rosa Beach, FL, office, please call (850) 622-5888, and for our DeFuniak Springs, FL, office, please call (850) 892-2500.

By Great Florida Smiles
May 29, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns  

Multi-purpose crowns offer important smile benefits. While, of course, they're an excellent option if you're unhappy with the appearance of a tooth, they are also ideal if you wish to repair or protect a damaged or weak tooth, as well. Offering a variety of dental procedures and services (including crowns!), Drs. Michael O'Donnell and Courtney Wright of Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics in both Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak Springs, FL, are here to make your smile better than ever before!

Crowns can boost your smile power

It's not unusual to have a tooth that doesn't look like your other teeth. Although a tooth may be oddly shaped, it may still function perfectly well. In these cases, crowns offer a simple, effective way to make over an unattractive tooth.

Restorations slip over teeth that have been reduced in size. Made of durable porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, or resin, crowns are designed to last 10 to 15 years or longer. The restorations can be used to hide discolorations or conceal crooked, twisted, or pointed teeth.


Dental crowns protect fragile teeth

Even small cracks can increase the risk that your tooth will break. After all, every time you take a bite of food, the stress on your tooth increases. Dental crowns absorb strong biting forces that can further damage the previously cracked dental material that lies beneath them.


Crowns restore teeth

Your Santa Rosa Beach or DeFuniak Springs dentist may recommend a dental crown if you have broken a tooth. Both painful and unsightly, broken teeth can be restored with a simple crown treatment.

Crowns can also be used to restore missing teeth when they're attached to dental implants. In this procedure, your dentist will add small titanium implants to your jawbone to replace the missing tooth roots. After they bond to the bone, your dentist then attaches a dental crown to the implant. The crown replaces the part of your tooth you see when you smile and makes it possible to bite and chew with your new tooth.


Need dental care? Give us a call!

Dental crowns may offer the perfect solution to your smile issue! Find out by scheduling an appointment with the dentists here at Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics by calling (850) 622-5888 for the Santa Rosa Beach, FL, office or (850) 892-2500 for the DeFuniak Springs office.