Dental Crowns Broomall, Newtown Square, Havertown PA

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Teeth are unique among the body’s structures in that they cannot heal themselves once damaged. A decayed or broken tooth requires intervention to restore its function and appearance. However, with appropriate care and professional treatment, a repaired tooth can look and operate as if it were never damaged. If you have cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, Advanced Dental Concepts in Broomall, PA, is here to help you regain a healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns.

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Understanding Dental Crowns

A dental crown, commonly referred to as a cap, is a tooth-shaped shell designed to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns are essential in various dental restorations and can also be used in bridges or dental implants to replace missing teeth. A crown plays a crucial role in preserving the remaining structure of a damaged tooth, shielding it from further harm, and restoring its normal function and appearance.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer numerous benefits, making them a popular choice for dental restoration:

  • Protection: Crowns protect a weakened or damaged tooth from further damage or decay.
  • Restoration: They restore the tooth's shape, size, and strength, improving its function.
  • Aesthetic Improvement: Crowns enhance the appearance of teeth, contributing to a brighter, more uniform smile.
  • Durability: High-quality materials used in crowns ensure long-lasting results.
  • Comfort: Crowns are custom-designed to fit comfortably in your mouth, providing a natural feel.

Types of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns come in various materials, each offering distinct advantages. The choice of material depends on the specific needs of the patient and the recommendation of the dentist. Here are the primary types of dental crowns:

Metal Crowns

Metal crowns are made from alloys of precious metals such as gold, platinum, or base-metal alloys like nickel-chromium. These crowns are known for their durability and strength. While metal crowns are more visible than other types, they are an excellent option for molars that require significant strength for chewing and grinding. The benefits of metal crowns include:

  • Longevity: Metal crowns can last many years, often outlasting other types of crowns.
  • Minimal Tooth Removal: Less tooth structure needs to be removed to fit a metal crown.
  • Durability: They withstand biting and chewing forces exceptionally well.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns combine the strength of a metal base with the aesthetic appeal of a porcelain exterior. This type of crown offers a balance of durability and natural appearance, making it a popular choice for both front and back teeth. Key advantages include:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: The porcelain outer layer can be color-matched to your natural teeth.
  • Strength: The metal base provides excellent support and strength.
  • Versatility: Suitable for both visible front teeth and less visible back teeth.

All-Porcelain Crowns

All-porcelain crowns are renowned for their natural look and are the preferred choice for restoring front teeth. They are made entirely of porcelain, which can be closely matched to the color of natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Benefits of all-porcelain crowns include:

  • Natural Look: These crowns offer the best match to the natural color of teeth.
  • Biocompatibility: Porcelain is less likely to cause allergic reactions or gum irritation.
  • Aesthetic Excellence: Ideal for patients seeking a bright, natural-looking smile.

At Advanced Dental Concepts, our precise color-matching system ensures that all-porcelain crowns blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Dr. White will recommend the most suitable type of crown based on your specific dental needs and aesthetic preferences.

The Dental Crown Process

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Receiving a dental crown at our Broomall office typically involves two appointments. Here is an overview of the process:

First Appointment: Tooth Preparation and Impression

  1. Examination and Planning: During your initial visit, Dr. White will examine the damaged tooth and discuss the best restoration option. X-rays may be taken to assess the tooth's condition and the surrounding bone.
  2. Tooth Preparation: The tooth is shaped to make room for the crown. This involves removing a portion of the tooth's outer structure to ensure a proper fit for the crown.
  3. Impression: A mold of the prepared tooth is taken to create a precise model. This model is used to custom-design the crown, ensuring it fits perfectly and matches your bite.
  4. Temporary Crown: A temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready.

Second Appointment: Crown Placement

  1. Removal of Temporary Crown: The temporary crown is removed, and the prepared tooth is cleaned.
  2. Fit and Adjustments: The custom-designed crown is checked for fit, color, and bite. Adjustments are made to ensure comfort and functionality.
  3. Cementing the Crown: Once the fit is perfect, the crown is permanently cemented to the tooth. Dr. White will make final adjustments to ensure a comfortable bite and natural appearance.

Caring for Your Dental Crown

After your dental crown is placed, it will function just like your natural teeth. Proper care is essential to maintain the crown and prevent decay or gum disease. Here are some tips for caring for your dental crown:

  • Regular Brushing and Flossing: Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Pay special attention to the area around the crown to prevent plaque buildup.
  • Use Fluoride Toothpaste: Fluoride helps strengthen the tooth structure and protect against decay.
  • Avoid Hard Foods: While crowns are durable, avoid chewing on hard objects like ice or hard candies to prevent damage.
  • Routine Dental Visits: Continue to see us for regular dental exams and preventive cleanings. This allows Dr. White to monitor the condition of your crown and address any issues promptly.

Why Choose Advanced Dental Concepts?

At Advanced Dental Concepts in Broomall, PA, we are committed to providing exemplary dental care and personalized treatment plans. Here’s why patients choose us for their dental crown needs:

  • Experienced Team: Dr. Sander I. White and our skilled dental team have extensive experience in restorative dentistry.
  • Advanced Technology: We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure precise and effective treatments.
  • Patient-Centered Care: Our focus is on providing a comfortable and welcoming environment, with treatments tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
  • Comprehensive Services: From preventive care to advanced restorative treatments, we offer a full range of dental services to meet all your oral health needs.

Contact Us Today

Our Broomall office delivers exceptional service and distinctive dental care to residents of Broomall, Philadelphia, Delaware County, and surrounding areas. If you need a dental crown or other restorative treatment, contact Advanced Dental Concepts today to schedule your exam or consultation with Dr. Sander I. White. You can also request an appointment online.

Restore your smile and confidence with high-quality dental crowns from Advanced Dental Concepts. Let us help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

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