Do you have worn, damaged teeth? A dental crown can help. Crowns are dental restorations that act as caps to cover decayed, broken, worn or otherwise damaged teeth. A dental crown can also cover a single dental implant. Dr. John Verville provides dental crown treatment for patients in Fleming Island, FL. He uses state-of-the-art technology to create and place dental crowns in his office. While traditional dental crown treatment requires multiple appointments, Dr. Verville can place same-day dental crowns in-office using the latest dental technology.
Dental Crown Treatment in Fleming Island, FL
To begin dental crown treatment, we numb and prepare the teeth. Preparing the teeth by etching the tooth enamel ensures that the crowns fit precisely and comfortably. Additionally, tooth preparation can remove plaque or decay from the tooth.
Dr. Verville uses E4D technology to provide dental crowns. With this technology, we take digital scans of the smile to view the exact contours and measurements of the treated teeth. These scans create 3-dimensional images that we send to a milling machine. The machine creates porcelain crowns matched to the natural color of the tooth enamel. When the crown is ready, Dr. Verville will fit the crown onto the tooth and make adjustments for your comfort. Once the crown fits properly and creates a balanced bite, he will cement the crown in place.
Dental Crown FAQs
Do you have questions about dental crown treatment? Read answers to these questions below to learn more:
What can dental crowns treat?
Dental crowns can:
- Support a large dental filling
- Add structure to injured teeth
- Cover misshapen teeth
- Protect worn teeth
- Attach a dental bridge
- Protect teeth after root canal treatment
Crowns are natural-looking restorations that easily blend in with the smile. We customize each dental crown in our office according to each patient’s bite.
What are inlays and onlays?
Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays are similar to traditional dental crowns but cover a different portion of the tooth. Inlays cover the areas between the top tooth cusps or sides. Onlays cover the tooth’s chewing surfaces and tooth cusps. These dental restorations are made of composite or amalgam pieces that are separate from the tooth. Like dental crowns, we will cement the inlays and onlays onto teeth.
What can I eat after dental crown treatment?
We will ask patients to avoid eating crunchy or sticky foods the first 24 hours after they receive their dental crowns. Patients must follow a soft diet, including soups, pasta, smoothies, yogurts, juice, tea, jello, pudding, and soft fruits like bananas or peaches. Taking care when biting foods near the crown at first helps patients get accustomed to their new restorations over time.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you need one or more dental crowns? Call Dr. Verville for custom dental crown treatment today at 904-284-9911. You may also request a dental consultation with Dr. Verville online. Do not hesitate to ask Dr. Verville if you have remaining questions or concerns about treatment. He is here to help.