Dental Crowns Dentist Ocala Florida

Dental crowns are like protective helmets that encase decayed or damaged teeth. Made from tooth-colored porcelain that matches the rest of your smile, they restore strength, shape, and function while also looking fantastic. If you receive a crown from our Ocala, FL, dentist, you’ll be shielding against further deterioration, ensuring durability and long-term oral health.

Here’s what you need to know about the dental crown procedure.

Placing a Dental Crown: The Process

Repairing your smile with a porcelain crown, like with many other restorative treatments, begins with an initial consultation and examination. During this phase, Dr. Pruitt will assess your oral health and the tooth in line for a dental crown.

From there, we’ll start prepping the tooth and take digital impressions. Part of this preparation will include carefully removing any decay or damage present by filing down the outer layer of the tooth. Impressions are then taken and sent to a dental lab where they’ll aid in the fabrication of your custom porcelain crown. This meticulous process ensures a precise fit and natural appearance.

While skilled dental technicians use high-quality porcelain materials to match the shade and translucency of your natural teeth, you will be given a temporary crown to wear. You can expect to wait 1-2 weeks for the permanent version to arrive back at our Ocala, FL, dental office.

Once it has, the final step involves the placement of the crown. Dr. Pruitt will first ensure the crown fits accurately and will make any necessary adjustments before securely bonding it to the prepared tooth, thus completing the restoration process.

How Long Do Porcelain Crowns Last?

If you brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, keep up with cleanings every 6 months, and are otherwise careful when playing sports or eating hard foods, a dental crown can last up to 15 years on average. Porcelain is chosen for its ability to withstand chewing pressure as well as overall look so you can rest assured that your crown will serve you well.

Dr. Pruitt may recommend a dental crown if you’ve:

  • Recently had a root canal
  • Experienced enamel erosion or had a tooth crack, break, or become weakened by decay
  • Tried teeth whitening with no success (severe discoloration)
  • Received a dental implant or dental bridge

Give Your Teeth Strength

When you have a tooth in need of protection, it’s time for a crown from our dentist in Ocala, FL. Call Pruitt Dentistry today at 352.732.3985 to request an appointment or contact us online.