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Types of Dental Crowns
Stuart, FL

Image of a dental crown at Colin M. McKinney, DMD in Stuart, FL. A dental crown is an artificial tooth-shaped prosthetic that covers a cracked or chipped natural tooth. It is a long-term permanent fixture that corrects the size and strength of your tooth while preventing bacteria from entering and causing infection and decay.

Here at Colin M. McKinney, DMD, we offer a variety of different types of dental crowns that our dentists Dr. Colin M. McKinney and Dr. McKinney will recommend based on your needs. These include dental crowns made of:
•  Ceramic
•  Porcelain Fused Metal
•  Stainless Steel
•  Metal
•  Resin

Ceramic Dental Crowns

Ceramic dental crowns are one of the most popular types of dental crowns we use. There are many benefits of ceramic crowns, such as:
•  They look and feel the most like natural teeth
•  They can be color matched to surrounding teeth
•  They are durable and last over 10 years with proper care
•  They are the best choice for a tooth that is in a more visible position

Porcelain Fused to Metal Dental Crowns

A porcelain-fused-to-metal crown is made of a metal substructure and covered with a porcelain crown. Relatively durable, these composite crowns are prone to breaking and chipping, which is why we suggest them for restoring molars.

Stainless Steel Dental Crowns

We use stainless steel crowns as a temporary solution while your permanent crown is being crafted. They may feel slightly uncomfortable, but they are the best way to protect your tooth while you wait for your permanent one.

Metal Dental Crowns

Metal dental crowns are among the strongest types of dental crowns available. They are naturally antibacterial, which makes them a resilient choice. We offer high gold content, platinum, titanium, nickel-chromium alloys, and cobalt chromium. However, they can be more expensive and flashier due to their coloring.

Resin Dental Crowns

All-resin dental crowns are the most affordable option but can wear down over time. This also means they are more likely to crack or fracture.

Method for Placing Dental Crowns

Casting and placing a dental crown is a simple procedure that Dr. Colin M. McKinney can do in two short sessions. We prepare the tooth by smoothing it out and removing any damaged parts, if necessary. Next, we will take a partial impression of the upper and lower jaw around that tooth, which is used to make the permanent dental crown. In the meantime, we place a temporary stainless steel crown to protect your tooth.

We'll call you in as soon as your permanent crown is ready. Our dentists will remove your temporary one and cement the new one on top. We recommend not eating hard or sticky food for the next few days to ensure it sets properly.

What Are Same Day Crowns?

Same day crowns are dental crowns made on the spot using CAD/CAM technology. In a single session, we will prepare your tooth, take a digital impression of your tooth, and craft the permanent crown. You will leave with your crown fitted, and there is no need for a follow-up session. Although same day crowns are not as strong as traditional dental crowns, they can last up to 10 years with proper care.

Contact Us for More Information

Call us today at (772) 266-2223 for more information about dental crowns and to schedule a consultation.
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Colin M. McKinney, DMD, 800 SE Osceola St., Suite A, Stuart, FL 34994-2447 | (772) 266-2223 | | 5/18/2024 | Tags: dentist Stuart FL |