Regardless if you broke a tooth or need a root canal, Dr. Fay Hu can restore your tooth’s appearance and function with dental crowns. At Fay Hu General Dentistry, located in Winter Park, Florida, she uses crowns to cover your tooth, protecting it and keeping you smiling. If you’re ready to improve the look and function of your teeth or want to learn more about the procedure, contact the office today. Call to schedule your appointment or use the online booking tool.
A dental crown works as a cap over your tooth and restores the tooth’s shape, size, and appearance. Dr. Hu may recommend a dental crown when you have a:
Dental crowns are designed to improve both the look and function of your tooth, allowing you to chew, bite, and talk without issue. These permanent fixtures can be made from a variety of substances, including metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramics.
To have a dental crown placed, you typically need two different appointments. During the first appointment, Dr. Hu prepares your tooth for the crown. She may take an X-ray to determine the amount of decay in the tooth’s roots and surrounding bone.
If needed, she numbs the area and performs any necessary dental procedures, including fillings and root canals.
Dr. Hu then files the tooth to make room for the crown. If your tooth has a significant amount of decay, she may build up the tooth so that it’s strong enough to hold the crown in place. She makes an impression of your tooth that’s used to make the crown. Dr. Hu then places a temporary crown, protecting your tooth until the permanent crown arrives.
Your second appointment occurs 2-3 weeks after the first. Dr. Hu removes the temporary crown and cements your permanent crown in place.
In some cases, Dr. Hu may recommend a chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics (CEREC) crown. Using innovative technology, she can perform the whole crown process in a single, three-hour appointment.
The tooth under your dental crown is still susceptible to tooth decay and requires the same oral hygiene as your regular teeth. You should brush twice a day and floss at least once. Schedule routine dental visits and teeth cleanings.
If you have a tooth that’s painful or broken, consider the benefits of a dental crown. Contact Fay Hu General Dentistry to see if it’s an option for you. Call the office to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hu or book your appointment online today.