Dental Caps in Bonita Springs, FL
Toniann Conte, DDS is able to provide her patients with a wide variety of dental restorations. One of the more versatile prostheses she uses is the dental crown, which can both protect and replace teeth depending on circumstances. Conte Dental Associates provides dental crown services to Bonita Springs, Naples, Fort Myers, and the surrounding communities.
A Dental Crown’s Purpose
A dental crown is a cap for a tooth. Its purpose is to cover the tooth entirely and protect the remaining natural tooth.
Our Bonita Springs dentist will place a dental crown on a tooth if the tooth requires additional protection to become or remain healthy. Cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have suffered severe decay, would be candidates for a crown, as they would need protection from further damage. Similarly, a tooth which has undergone root canal therapy would require a crown at the end of the procedure to prevent reinfection. In all of the above situations, the structural strength of a tooth needs the reinforcement of a crown; without a crown, these teeth would create continued discomfort or sustain damage under the strain of everyday eating and drinking. Dr. Conte is able to assess the health of your teeth and place crowns when necessary to maximize the comfort and durability of your bite.
Additionally, crowns can be used to replace missing teeth. Crowns are used as a single unit restoration for dental implants, and they are used to anchor a dental bridge, which can replace a row of missing teeth with or without implants. Conte Dental Associates offers crowns and other appropriate dental restorations for replacing missing teeth.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
A dental crown can be made of several different materials, depending upon your oral health situation. For most patients, however, our Bonita Springs dentist can provide porcelain crowns.
Porcelain is a preferred material for dental crowns because it restores both strength and appearance. Porcelain has the white color and translucent sheen of a natural, healthy tooth; a porcelain crown is almost indistinguishable from a natural tooth, so no one will notice the crown’s presence when you smile. Dental porcelain is also very strong. For everyday chewing and other standard dental conditions, a porcelain crown has a strength comparable to natural teeth.
Call Us Today!
Conte Dental Associates provides dental crowns, including porcelain crowns, to the people of Bonita Springs, Naples, Fort Myers, and the surrounding communities. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Conte today!