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 that fully cover 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.
Dental Crown Treatment
Before treatment, Dr. Bellisario makes sure that patients are good candidates for dental crowns. If needed, he will recommend dental extractions, periodontal care, or root canals to ensure that patients are in good oral health. For patients who need a tooth crown to cap off a dental implant, Dr. Bellisario makes sure that 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 make sure that 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. It typically takes about two to three weeks for the dental lab 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
With the right care, dental crowns can last for 15 to 30 years. 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 the health of your crown, and your overall health in general. Preventative care and maintenance are crucial to the longevity of your smile and your crown.
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 to restore your smile and begin creating your customized crown.
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 surface of the tooth 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 are adhered 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. Feel free to let our team know if you have questions or concerns at your next appointment. They will gladly assist you.