Dental Crowns in Miami
Are you looking for a crowns specialist in Miami? Seeking affordable crowns in Miami? Crowns for teeth are prescribed when a tooth or teeth are too badly decayed, broken or cracked to be easily restored with a filling. A tooth crown is normally needed for teeth that have had root canals. Crowns are also placed on dental implants to replace missing teeth. Crowns costs in Miami vary and can be made entirely of gold or porcelain fused to a gold substrate or all-ceramic, porcelain crowns for strength and beauty.
Tooth Crown Types
There are several types of crowns available today from the old, traditional gold and porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns to the newer all-porcelain ceramic crowns. Gold and PFM crowns were the standard for many years due to their strength and predictability. However, in the last 20 years, there have been incredible advancements in dental materials. New types of ceramic crowns have been made that mimic natural tooth structure AND provide strength and predictability. These beautiful, esthetic crowns can be used for front teeth, back teeth or placed over implants providing implant crowns that look like natural teeth. Today’s all porcelain dental crowns are an excellent choice for almost all types of situations.
- Protects underlying teeth
- Improves tooth contours
- Covers unaesthetic tooth color
- Requires 2 appointments
- Higher initial cost
Crown Procedure in Miami, FL
Crowns are prescribed for damaged, decayed, or broken teeth. A full crown or a partial crown can be made to restore only the damaged part of the tooth. Partial crowns are more conservative because they help retain the healthy parts of the tooth. The crown procedure is as follows: Anesthetic is usually placed first. Then the tooth is reduced eliminating any decayed or damaged portion. The tooth is then further reduced to allow for proper placement and esthetics of the crown. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression is taken.
At Biscayne Wellness Center in Miami, Dr. Julio Hernandez and his team use a state-of-the-art digital impression system. This technology eliminates the need for traditional impressions and allows the digital impression to be emailed to the lab directly. The accuracy of a digital impression is far better than a traditional impression making the fit of the crown more accurate and the delivery appointment more predictable.
After the impression, a temporary crown is made and temporarily cemented to the tooth. The patient is then scheduled for a second appoint to deliver the crown. At this appointment, the crown is tried in to verify the accuracy of the fit. Dr. Julio’s staff in Miami will take an x-ray of the tooth at this stage to verify that the crown is properly seated. Once approved by the doctor, the dental crown is shown to the patient for final approval before cementation. Finally, Dr. Julio Hernandez will determine which cement or bonding material best suits this tooth. The crown is cemented, the bite adjusted and the care instructions are given to the patient.
Crowns restore natural beauty and health of teeth. Designing a crown that fits well, functions properly and looks like the adjacent teeth requires excellent coordination by the doctor and his staff and the dental laboratory which makes the restoration. Because there are many types of crowns on the market and many laboratories which make them, it is up to the expertise of the dentist to choose the right crown and work with the right laboratory for your specific situation.
Tooth Crown Cost
The cost of a crown for a tooth can be expensive. Unfortunately, this is one of those situations where you get what you pay for. To reduce the cost of a crown, the dentist would have to select an inexpensive material, work with an inexpensive lab, use inexpensive cements and do the procedure as quickly as possible to reduce amount spent with the patient. When it comes to your health, and the health of your teeth, you should know what you’re paying for. A cheaper crown today could cost you a lot more money in the future if the crown is done improperly. Therefore, the cost of the crown is determined by the quality of the work.
At Biscayne Wellness Center in Miami, FL, Dr. Julio and his team follow rigorous protocols to select the right materials for the patient. In addition, we work with a few select dental labs to assure top quality crown fabrication. We are so confidant in the work we do that we warranty our work for 5 years. Please contact us to learn more about our warranty.
Top Miami cosmetic dentist, Dr. Julio Hernandez, can help you determine whether a crown is right for you for the best smile in Miami. If you are concerned about the cost of crowns in Miami, we offer interest-free financing in Miami at Biscayne Wellness Center! We want your teeth to last a lifetime. Let us help you make the right decision for your health. Call us at 305-572-1600 to schedule your dental crowns consultation.