Do you have discolored or worn teeth? You may benefit from dental crowns.
Dr. Jim Lassiter is a dentist in Jay, Florida that offers dental crowns to patients. Also known as dental caps, dental crowns cover teeth and dental restorations. When treating patients with dental crowns, Dr. Lassiter will prepare the tooth receiving the crown by removing a bit of the tooth structure. This preparation ensures that the dental crown will fit securely onto the tooth. Dental impressions will then be taken of the tooth or teeth receiving the crown. After several weeks, the permanent crowns will be inserted. They are also color-matched to teeth because they are crafted from porcelain material that blends in with existing teeth.
Dental Crown and Filling Treatments
Same-Day Dental Crowns
Dr. Lassiter uses CAD/CAM technology to create and place a dental crown in just one visit to his office. Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing make it possible for dentists to take digital scans of teeth that are receiving a dental crown.
Using special software, the data from the scan is used to generate a design (CAD) for a custom crown. This program will also generate a custom blueprint and guidelines to manufacture the new crown (CAM) with a milling machine. CAD/CAM enables us to create precise and custom crowns in one single visit.
An implant crown is similar to a crown on a natural tooth. It is made from the same material but is created to be compatible with your implant. Patients who have one or more missing or lost teeth benefit from receiving an implant that is capped off with a dental crown. The dental crowns that we provide blend in with natural teeth and offer long-lasting results.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are indirect treatments for patients who have worn, cracked, or fractured teeth. Inlays fill the area between the cusps of a tooth and onlays cover the cusps of a tooth. These restorative treatments can also blend in with teeth when made of biocomposite. When inlays and onlays are made of metal, they are more durable but often placed in the back of the mouth.
Dental Crown FAQs
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental crowns below:
How long do dental crowns last?
With proper dental care, dental crowns can last patients for up to 30 years.
Am I a candidate for dental crowns?
Broken teeth that still have the tooth root intact can receive dental crowns. Patients with missing teeth may also receive dental implants, dentures, or dental bridges that can be covered and protected with dental crowns.
Is it painful to receive dental crowns?
A local anesthetic is used to numb the tooth that is receiving the dental crown, so the procedure shouldn’t be painful. You may feel some soreness after the procedure, but this should pass.
Can dental crowns fall out?
Dental crowns can come loose as a result of tooth damage or decay. If you notice any changes in the fit or comfort of your crown, or if the crown falls out, contact our office right away. We will give you advice on how to address the problem.
Call Our Office Today
Contact Dr. Lassiter’s office at 850.203.3318 or schedule an appointment with him on our website today.