Why might I need a dental crown?
Placement of a dental crown may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Whether you need a crown placed after root canal treatment, have a cracked or fractured tooth, have a tooth that has decay too large to be restored with a filling, or you want to improved the aesthetics of your smile, your Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentist may place a dental crown. While high-quality dental crowns can last 10 to 15 years or more, there are times when dental crown replacement is necessary.
Why does my dental crown need replaced?
- Tooth Decay
One of the most common reasons for replace old dental crowns is tooth decay. When your dentist in Fort Lauderdale detects decay under your crown, they will remove your crown to clean out the decay. Once the decay is removed, a new custom made crown will be placed. Regular visits for dental exam and cleaning will help your dentist detect decay early potentially saving you from more invasive and expensive dental treatments such as root canal.
- Chips and Breaks
While most dental crowns these days are made with strong ceramic or porcelain, they can still chip or break. Using your teeth as tools, chewing ice, grinding your teeth, or trauma to your mouth are a number of causes of chips or breaks to not only dental crowns but aso your natural teeth. If you notice a chip or break in your dental crown, see your dentist for an evaluation.
- Complications with Old Dental Crowns
Sometimes older dental crowns may need replaced as you age. Gum recession tends to happen to everyone as we get older, so outdated dental crowns crafted with old porcelain that was placed over metal crowns can show up as dark shadows along the gum line. Your Fort Lauderdale dentist can replace your old crown with a new, higher-quality ceramic crown to ensure your smile looks great no matter your age.
- Cosmetic Reasons
There are times when you may want a dental crown replaced strictly for aesthetic reasons. One reason may be that you have whitened your teeth and your ceramic crowns no longer match the shade of your natural teeth. If you are not entirely happy with the look of your old crowns or they are showing wear, you may choose to replace them to improve your smile.
Dental Crown Replacement in Fort Lauderdale
When you are looking for replacement of your dental crowns, don't just search "Dentist near me." See what our many happy patients are saying. Then contact Excellence in Dentistry by calling 954-928-1666. Selecting the best cosmetic dentist in Fort Lauderdale will assure you receive the highest quality and aesthetics in your dental restorations.
Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle
2480 E. Commercial Blvd, Suite 2
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308