Dental Crown Ardmore PA

Do you need extra support after a root canal? Are your damaged teeth impacting your bite? Ask us about dental crown treatment in Ardmore, PA. Tooth crowns are porcelain ceramic caps covering damaged, weakened, stained, and worn teeth. Compared to traditional metal tooth crowns, our dental crowns offer both durability and aesthetics.

Porcelain ceramic crowns blend in with the shade and shape of natural teeth for a strong yet aesthetically pleasing dental restoration. Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario collaborates with patients to discover areas in the mouth that require extra support from dental crowns. Whether you need a single dental implant or want to preserve a cracked tooth, Dr. Bellisario can help.

Tooth Crown in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Dental Crown Treatment

Before treatment, Dr. Bellisario ensures patients are good candidates for dental crowns. He will recommend dental extractions, periodontal care, or root canals to ensure patients’ oral health. For patients needing a tooth crown to cap off a dental implant, Dr. Bellisario ensures they have enough jaw bone tissue to support their implant. Then, he will begin their dental crown treatment.

To begin, Dr. Bellisario prepares the tooth or teeth for the crown. He removes a small portion of the enamel to ensure the tooth crowns fit properly. Then, he takes dental impressions. These impressions are sent to a dental lab, where technicians fabricate the crowns according to precise specifications. The dental lab typically takes two to three weeks to create your crown.

Once the dental crowns are complete, Dr. Bellisario attaches the crowns to the teeth. Patients who receive crowns following their dental implant treatment will need to wait for their implants to heal before receiving their tooth crowns. The healing period is typically anywhere from 3 to 6 months before a crown can be attached to the implant. Despite the longer wait period, crowns secured by dental implants tend to last longer and function more similarly to natural teeth.

Dental Crown Aftercare

Dental crowns can last 15 to 30 years with the right care. To care for your tooth crowns, continue to brush and floss daily. Taking care of your natural teeth and gums will lessen the chance of bacteria buildup and, as a result, will reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. We recommend scheduling regular visits to our office so we can check on your crown’s health and overall general health. Preventative care and maintenance are crucial to your smile and crown’s longevity.

If you have an old or damaged dental crown, we are happy to remove it and help to create and adhere a replacement. Contact our office today so we can help restore your smile and begin creating your customized crown.

The Uses of Dental Crowns

Crowns are valuable in dentistry because they can treat many different problems. They can treat cosmetic and restorative conditions, making them a popular go-to solution for dentists.

Correcting Cosmetic Flaws

One of the most common cosmetic problems people complain about is discolored teeth. Tooth discoloration is something that everyone faces at some point. Typically, we can treat this with professional teeth whitening. However, some discoloration resists traditional techniques. Crowns are custom-made to be whatever shade of white you desire. They cover the entire tooth so that the discoloration is completely hidden.

Misshapen and deformed teeth are often seen as cosmetic problems by patients with them. However, they can also cause complications with the mouth’s function. Depending on where they are in the mouth, they can impact how you speak or your ability to chew food properly. A dental crown restores a normal, natural appearance while giving you full chewing function.

Stabilizing Natural Teeth

One of the most common uses for a dental crown is to stabilize a tooth after a root canal. During a root canal procedure, we remove the infected dental pulp inside your tooth. We fill it with a biocompatible resin and seal the tooth off. This doesn’t always restore the tooth to full function, though. A dental crown can provide stability and protect the tooth from further inspection. It restores the complete function of the affected tooth.

When you get a dental bridge, the two teeth at either end of the span of missing ones support the bridge. Anchor teeth take on the stress of supporting the bridge. These teeth are more likely to break down prematurely, chip, break, and are more susceptible to tooth decay. Putting crowns on these teeth removes this pressure and protects the natural tooth structure. The crowns take on the bulk of the support.

Treating Severely Broken or Decayed Teeth

At our office, we preserve your natural tooth structure with conservative dentistry. When you lose the tooth root, you experience jawbone degradation and other side effects. Crowns are often the last defense against severe damage or tooth decay. If your tooth shatters, a crown can hold the pieces together. It can also replace an area that tooth decay has destroyed while restoring dental function.

Chips are common as our teeth wear down with age. While many are cosmetic, some chips and breaks are more serious. If the break exposes the dental pulp, it’s easier for bacteria to get in and infect the tissue. Sharp edges on the broken tooth can cut your tongue, cheek, and other soft tissue in your mouth. A dental crown protects from infection while restoring the feel of a natural tooth with no sharp edges.

Completing a Dental Implant

When a custom crown completes a dental implant, it’s the most natural-looking and feeling restoration to replace a missing tooth. If we can’t save the natural tooth structure, we recommend a dental implant as the best missing tooth replacement option. It’s the only one replicating the tooth root, providing unique benefits that no other option can. A dental crown is the most-used restoration to complete a dental implant.

Inlays and Onlays

Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are custom-made restorations for patients with worn, damaged, or cracked teeth. Inlays cover the chewing surface between the sides or cusps of the teeth, while onlays cover the tooth’s surface, including the tooth cusps.

Both inlays and onlays are made of composite resin or porcelain material. Because of this, inlays and onlays blend in with the natural smile. Like tooth crowns, inlays and onlays are attached to a prepared tooth.

They are custom-made to fit the contours of the tooth so that they function naturally. Inlays and onlays adhere to teeth using resin for long-lasting restorations. They are used to restore both function and aesthetics to your smile.

Strengthen Your Smile Today

Do you want a brighter, more cohesive smile? Call Dr. Bellisario for dental crown treatment today at (610) 839-8967. You may also request a dental consultation on our website. Let our team know if you have questions or concerns at your next appointment. They will gladly assist you.