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Deerfield Beach, FL Dentist
Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
4048 W. Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 429-8506
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By Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
September 10, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental CrownsDo you need a dental crown? Dental crowns are dental restorations that cover the outside of the teeth. Crowns can correct different types of dental issues. Dr. Mark Boukzam is one of the top dentists in Deerfield Beach, FL. He offers a complete range of dental services. Read on to find answers to your most frequently asked questions about crowns.

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are dental caps, shaped like teeth, that are permanently mounted over existing teeth by a dentist. A crown restores the tooth's shape, size, and strength, and improves its appearance. A dental crown can be cosmetic or functional and requires more than one trip to the dental office.

Why are dental crowns needed?

Dental crowns can strengthen teeth with large dental fillings when there isn’t enough tooth structure remaining to hold the fillings. Crowns are also used to protect weakened teeth from breaking and restore teeth that are already broken. A dental crown is also a good way to cover a tooth that is discolored.

What types of crowns are available?

Porcelain crowns are made from a glass-like substance, which is attractive to look at. These crowns are popular for their ability to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns provide a stronger bond than regular porcelain because they're connected to a metal structure.

What does the procedure involve?

If your dentist determines a crown is necessary, he will prepare the tooth to fit the crown around it and take a mold of the area to use as a model for the crown. Your dentist will insert a temporary crown to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready for implantation. On a later visit, the dentist will place the permanent crown over the tooth.

How should I care for my crown?

Caring properly for your dental crown can make it last longer. Avoid chewing hard foods and objects that can break a dental crown. Take steps to avoid grinding your teeth. Maintain good oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing regularly and seeing your dentist twice a year for dental checkups and professional cleanings.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns are incredibly strong and durable. The average lifespan for a crown is typically around 15 years. However, when taken care of properly, it is common to see them last upwards of 25-30 years.

If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, call our dental office at 954-429-8506 today to schedule a consultation in Deerfield Beach, FL. The healthy, beautiful smile you deserve is within reach with dental crowns.