Dental Crowns in Coral Springs, FL

Perfect and Restore Your Smile With Dr. Santana

Do you dread showing your smile because of a chipped, worn down, or discolored tooth? Have cracks or decay left you embarrassed to grin? At Optimum Dentistry in Coral Springs, FL, Dr. David Santana knows that the health and appearance of your smile can greatly impact your self-esteem. With custom-crafted dental crowns, Dr. Santana can restore damaged teeth for a natural, beautiful look you’ll be excited to share with the world.

Call (954) 775-0185 to schedule your restorative consultation at our Coral Springs dental office today. 

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that completely cover the entire visible portion of a tooth down to the gum line. Crowns are made from ceramic or porcelain fused with metal, resin, or gold. The color is customized to match your natural tooth color for a seamless appearance.

Crowns protect damaged teeth from further decay and restore structure and function. Unlike dental fillings that just fill in cracks or holes, a crown encases the entire tooth for full protection and reinforcement. Crowns can last over a decade with proper care, ultimately saving the tooth rather than extracting it.

An older man with gray hair smiles, showing off his dental implants and dental crowns.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

There are many advantages to dental crowns:

  • Restore severely damaged or decayed teeth
  • Prevent cracked or broken teeth from worsening
  • Strengthen weak or worn teeth
  • Improve the shape and appearance of discolored, chipped, or misshapen teeth
  • Protect teeth with large fillings from future damage
  • Hold dental bridges or dentures firmly in place
  • Allow for a natural bite and chewing capacity
  • Dramatically boost your smile’s aesthetic appeal

With dental crowns from Dr. Santana, you can smile, eat, and speak with confidence again.

What Can Dental Crowns Fix?

Dental crowns can resolve a variety of cosmetic and oral health issues:

  • Severely decayed or fractured teeth
  • Chips or cracks that are too large for fillings
  • Discoloration that whitening cannot resolve
  • Teeth worn down due to grinding or acid erosion
  • Misshapen, pointed, or oddly sized teeth
  • Root canals to protect deadened teeth
  • Dental implants to replace missing teeth
  • Anchors for dental bridges between teeth gaps

From a chipped front tooth to a back molar worn to a stub, dental crowns offer a customized solution. Dr. Santana will examine your situation and recommend crowns if appropriate.

A young woman is proud of her smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry and dental crowns.

Dental Crowns Process at Optimum Dentistry

Receiving custom dental crowns from Dr. Santana involves three comfortable office visits:

Consultation Appointment

Dr. Santana will evaluate your teeth structure and health to determine if crowns are the right solution. He’ll discuss crown options and address any questions. Digital scans and impressions will be taken of your teeth. Temporaries are placed, and Dr. Santana will send impressions to a dental lab for your customized crowns.

Fitting Appointment

Around two to three weeks later, you’ll return to have the temporary crowns removed and permanent crowns tried on for fit, shape, bite alignment, and color match. Dr. Santana will make any adjustments necessary for optimal function and aesthetics.

Bonding Appointment

At your third visit, Dr. Santana will cement the approved crowns in place for full functionality and a stunning transformation. He’ll review follow-up crown care to ensure their longevity.

Candidates for Dental Crowns

If you have any of the following, you may be a prime candidate for crowns:

  • Severe tooth decay or fractures that require significant restoration
  • Cosmetic flaws like chips, cracks, discoloration, or misshapen teeth
  • Teeth are worn down from grinding, acid erosion, or natural aging
  • Compromised tooth structure from large fillings
  • Following a root canal for full protection
  • Dental implants to replace missing teeth
  • Need reinforcement before dental bridge placement

During your consultation, Dr. Santana will determine if dental crowns can restore your oral health and give you the smile you deserve.

Caring for Dental Crowns

With proper daily care, your dental crowns can last over a decade. Dr. Santana recommends:

  • Brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing once a day to remove plaque buildup
  • Eating a balanced diet and limiting sugary or acidic foods and drinks
  • Seeing Dr. Santana for exams and professional cleanings every six months
  • Avoiding chewing hard items like ice or popcorn kernels
  • Reporting any crown damage, discomfort, or changes you notice promptly

By following Dr. Santana’s home care and dental visit recommendations, your crowns will stay strong and functional and keep your smile glowing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting a crown is quite comfortable and painless with an experienced dentist. Your tooth is numbed before any shaping takes place. Temporary and permanent crown placement involves no discomfort. Let your dental team know if you experience any sensitivity.

With custom-matched color, shape, and size, crowns appear indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Ceramic and porcelain crowns closely mimic teeth’s slight translucency.

It takes two to three appointments over a few weeks to complete the crown process. The initial visit takes about an hour, while the fitting and bonding visits take 30 minutes to an hour. Total crown placement time averages two to four hours.

Dental crown procedures are often fully or partially covered by dental insurance. Your dentist’s team will check your plan details and benefits to determine your out-of-pocket costs before proceeding.

Restore Your Confident Smile Today at Optimum Dentistry

If your teeth are damaged, discolored, misshapen, or make you reluctant to smile, dental crowns could be the life-changing solution. Dr. David Santana offers personalized crowns crafted for optimal durability, function, and beautiful aesthetics. 

Contact Optimum Dentistry in Coral Springs today at (954) 775-0185 to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward the smile you’ve always envisioned! We look forward to meeting new and returning patients from the Coral Springs area, including Parkland, Margate, and North Lauderdale, FL.

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