Custom-crafted Dental Crowns Repair and Protect Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns can restore the shape, size, and appearance of damaged teeth. Dr. Paul V. Archacki offers amazingly lifelike dental crowns at his Boynton Beach, FL, office. As a board-certified prosthodontist, he specializes in the replacement of damaged and missing teeth for natural-looking and durable results. With close attention to detail and advanced materials, he can provide a crown that matches the color of your smile and preserves your natural bite alignment.
A dental crown can greatly improve your oral health and your appearance. By strengthening a weakened tooth, your restoration can reestablish your ability to bite and chew.
Is a Crown Right for You?
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that will completely cover a damaged tooth, even teeth with more serious and extensive damage. These restorations can be used for treatments such as:
- Restoring teeth with large cracks that do not extend all the way to the root
- Rebuilding teeth that have had very large cavities
- Covering damaged teeth to prevent further decay
- Strengthening weakened teeth
- Restoring extremely worn teeth
- Completing root canal therapy and preventing future infection
- Enhancing teeth with serious cosmetic blemishes, such as an irregular shape or dark, internal discoloration
- Topping dental implants to replace missing teeth
To qualify for a traditional tooth-supported crown, there must be enough remaining dental tissue to hold the restoration. If you lack sufficient tissue or if the tooth has become damaged below the gum line, you may require an extraction and dental implant.
The Treatment Process
To place a traditional crown, Dr. Archacki will alter the shape of your tooth to create a stable base and eliminate damaged tissue. This step can prevent further decay, and it will also provide a sturdy foundation for the restoration. Dr. Archacki will then take impressions of your tooth, guaranteeing a comfortable, natural fit for your crown. The technicians at our trustworthy partner dental lab will use these molds to create your restoration from one of several different materials.
Gold and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) are the traditional choices for dental crowns because they are strong and durable. However, because these materials will often affect the color of your smile, Dr. Archacki typically recommends porcelain restorations. Modern porcelain is stronger than ever, and it also offers a realistic shine. If you choose this type of crown, Dr. Archacki can often do some of the fabrication himself at our practice. He will also finish the coloring of your restoration while you are in the office. In this way, he can ensure a near-perfect match to your smile. Once your crown is finished, Dr. Archacki will refine the shape and form of your restoration. With this extra step, your crown can fit comfortably and last for many years. Finally, when you are both happy with the results, he will securely attach the crown to your tooth.
The Benefits of Crowns
A dental crown can greatly improve your oral health and your appearance. By strengthening a weakened tooth, your restoration can reestablish your ability to bite and chew. You may be able to enjoy a much more varied diet, and you will not suffer discomfort when you are eating. Your crown can also prevent further damage or infection. Finally, your restoration will improve your appearance, especially if you have a damaged tooth that shows when you smile. With our realistic materials and Dr. Archacki’s precision, your smile could look brighter and younger. In this way, your crown could even enhance your overall appearance and give you a boost of confidence.
Restore Damaged Teeth
We can help you achieve a healthy and uniform smile. To learn more about dental crowns and our precise treatment process, contact our office today.
“Smiles are our Business!” Dr. Archacki