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Why Do Teeth Need Crowns?

At Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale,  Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle offer family and cosmetic dental care in their private practice conveniently located at 2480 E. Commercial Blvd.  Our goal is to partner with our patients to achieve your best oral health as well as an amazing smile.  To schedule your visit, whether for dental checkup and cleaning, fillings, crowns or dental bridge, dental implants, tooth extraction, denture and partial dentures, composite bonding, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening or for a consultation for cosmetic dental services, you can contact us on our webpage or call our office at 954-928-1666. Our practice is focused on patient care rather than patient volume. 

Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

A dental crown, sometimes called a "cap," is a custom-made, permanent restoration used in restorative dentistry to protect and rebuild the appearance and function of your natural tooth:

  1. To protect a tooth weakened by decay from breaking or following root canal therapy
  2. To restore a cracked, broken, or severely worn tooth 
  3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there is inadequate tooth left 
  4. To hold a dental bridge in place
  5. To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
  6. To cover a dental implant
  7. To cosmetically enhance your smile

Your crown can be made from one of several types of materials such as porcelain, metal, composite resin, or porcelain fused to metal. Your Fort Lauderdale dentist will choose a material based on several factors:  

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

On average, the lifespan of any dental crown is typically between 5 and 15 years depending on a number of factors: 

My Crown Came Out! What Do I Do?

Your dental crown can fall off for a number of reasons such as:

Regardless of whether it is a permanent or temporary crown, you may ask how long can you go if your crown falls off? As your crown is designed to protect the tooth beneath, you should call your dentist in Fort Lauderdale and be seen as soon as possible to assess why your crown came off and have your dental crown replaced in order to protect your tooth.

If you need a crown, need a crown replaced, or are looking for a new dental provider, contact Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale by calling 954-928-1666.  Our friendly staff will schedule your appointment, help with filing any dental insurance, and make sure you are comfortable when you visit our office.  We want your dental experience to be a pleasant one. 


If you are looking for a dentist who takes your insurance, visit our webpage for a list of insurances we accept.  If you don't see your dental insurance listed, contact our office at 954-928-1666 as we are in network providers for numerous PPO dental plans.

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