Dental Crown

Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or destroyed by tooth decay leaving minimal tooth structure.

A crown is a “cap” cemented onto a existing tooth that fully covers the portion of the tooth above the gum line. In conclusion, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface.

Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often chosen simply because they mimic the translucency of your natural tooth and are more durable.

Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) can be sufficient in strengthening the tooth when a filling can no longer hold onto the remaining structure of the tooth.

Single Crown Procedure

Unlike fillings, a crown is carefully constructed to the aspects of your bite and jaw movements. In which is then constructed by our dental lab technicians.

The advantages under the care of a prosthodontist for your Dental crown

  • Prosthodontists have advanced training in restoring and replacing teeth.
  • The term “Prostho” in “prosthodontist” means replacement.
  • Essentially, Prosthodontist are THE recognized experts when anything needs to be replaced in your mouth. This can range from a single tooth needing a crown, Multiple teeth, or all teeth and gums in the mouth. While many other dentists can do some of these treatments, Dr. Viet Ho is a specialist dedicated to this type of procedure.

Prosthodontists offer the most advanced form of sequencing treatment, restorative treatment and maintenance.
Dr. Viet Ho is extensively trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating complex dental conditions and restoring optimum function and esthetics. Rigorous training and experience gives prosthodontists a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

Top oral care tips for bridges & crowns

While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important steps you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown is to practice good oral hygiene.

  • Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily.
  • See your dentist or hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.
  • To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice, or other hard objects.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to call us today at (863) 294-4484.