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Crowns

Wanuck, Hier & Associates

Pediatric Dentists & Orthodontists located in Jupiter, FL

Don’t let a weakened, frail tooth or poor oral health cause you problems when quality dental solutions are available at Wanuck, Hier & Associates in Jupiter, Florida. Jason Wanuck, DMD, and the highly trained dental experts provide a range of dental services, including dental crowns. From full-coverage crowns to porcelain tooth-colored crowns, you can choose the right crown to protect, improve, and restore optimal dental health and a beautiful smile. Call Wanuck, Hier & Associates, or request an appointment online today.

Crowns Q & A

What is a crown?

A crown is a piece of porcelain, metal, plastic, or ceramic that’s specially designed to act as a cap and cover, protect, and restore a weakened or damaged tooth.

Dr. Wanuck sculpts your crown to the shape of your original tooth to enhance appearance and stability. The visible portion of your tooth is encased in your new dental crown and sealed in place with special dental cement.

Why would I need a crown?

Dr. Wanuck might recommend a dental crown for several reasons, such as to:

Improve the shape and look of your tooth
Protect and strengthen a weak tooth
Hold together a weak tooth
Cover a discolored or cracked tooth
Cover a dental implant

Dr. Wanuck can place your crown on dental implants or on your natural teeth.

What are the different types of crowns?

Dental crowns can be derived from different materials, such as:

Porcelain ceramic
Stainless steel
Gold or another alloy
Porcelain fused to metal
Resin

Dr. Wanuck might suggest different types of crowns for different purposes. You should consider your options. For example, compared to metal crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns have a more natural appearance.

All-ceramic crowns are often the best option for those who prefer non-metal dental solutions or those with metal allergies.

Wanuck, Hier & Associates offers full-coverage crowns that completely cover your natural tooth for optimal discretion and to give you a beautiful smile.

How can I take care of my crowns?

To prevent damaging or fracturing your crown, you should avoid teeth grinding and chewing ice, hard foods, or other hard objects. Dr. Wanuck might suggest a night guard if teeth grinding at night is a problem.

Don’t miss your professional cleanings and checkups at Wanuck, Hier & Associates, and make sure you floss and brush daily as normal.

What is involved in a dental crown procedure?

A dental crown procedure typically involves at least two visits to Wanuck, Hier & Associates. Dr. Wanuck takes X-rays and evaluates your tooth before administering anesthesia. Dr. Wanuck either builds up or files down your natural tooth, so your crown can attach properly and securely.

Dr. Wanuck usually creates an impression of your teeth and sends it to a dental lab where a technician produces your crown.

Dr. Wanuck gives you a temporary crown to wear in the interim to protect your tooth until you return to the office where Dr. Wanuck places your permanent crown.

Explore your dental crown options, and put your dental health first with top-quality dental care. Call Wanuck, Hier & Associates, or request an appointment online today.