Restore Your Smile
Are missing teeth affecting your confident smile? Are damaged or decaying teeth causing you pain? A dental crown is a custom-fitted prosthetic that can restore your damaged tooth or complete your smile. Dr. Scott Azari can expertly fit and place your dental crowns in Port St. Lucie at Lucie Dental to get you back to smiling confidently.
About The Procedure
A dental crown is a custom-fitted cap that covers a tooth down to the gumline. Traditional crowns are used to restore damaged or decaying teeth. If your dentist is unable to save a tooth or you're already missing a tooth, a crown can be used to top a dental implant. Implants are small posts that are embedded into the jaw. The lifelike restorations even have applications in cosmetic dentistry.
The natural tooth is first reshaped to accommodate the crown. The dental crown is custom-made to fit securely and comfortably over the remaining natural tooth.
We will determine whether you need a dental crown during a free consultation at our Port St. Lucie office. There, our dentist will review the health of your teeth and gums and discuss your concerns and goals.
A dental crown can restore and protect a damaged or decaying tooth before it leads to more serious oral health concerns.
If a decaying tooth needs to be treated with a root canal, a dental crown can be placed to protect the remaining healthy tissue.
A dental crown can replace a single missing tooth with the support of a dental implant.
A damaged, decaying, or missing tooth can impact the appearance of your smile. A dental crown is indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth, giving you a natural, beautiful-looking smile.
Severely damaged or missing teeth can cause your bite to become misaligned. This can lead to more serious issues like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). A dental crown can realign your bite and take the added stress off of your TMJs.
If left untreated, a decaying tooth can cause infection, pain, and tooth loss. A dental crown can prevent your decaying tooth from progressing into a more serious oral health concern.
Dr. Azari explains how a dental crown can benefit patients who have undergone root canal therapy or have experienced trauma or other damage to a tooth. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that protects the tooth structure and acts as a prosthetic tooth. A dental crown can also be paired with a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth.
Experience Excellence in Dentistry
Dr. Azari has been practicing dentistry for over two decades. He is board-certified and recognized by the National Consumer Advisory Board as one of America's Best Dentists. Dr. Azari and the entire staff in our Port St. Lucie office are patient-focused with the goal of providing top-quality care in a relaxing environment. We strive to offer the best Dental Crowns Port St. Lucie has to offer, ensuring your dental needs are met with excellence and precision.
Our dental office accepts all forms of insurance and even provides financing options so each patient has the opportunity to take control of their oral health. Don't let a broken, decaying, or missing tooth turn into a major oral health concern. Email our Port Saint Lucie, FL, office to schedule your free dental crown consultation. You can also call Lucie Dental today to get started: (772) 348-4409.
IPS e.max® dental crowns are made of slightly translucent, highly durable ceramic. IPS e.max crowns are more durable than porcelain crowns and, with proper care, can last 15 years or more. With their slightly translucent properties, they match your surrounding teeth better than their porcelain counterparts. They are gaining popularity in cosmetic dentistry because of these unique attributes.
Zirconia crowns are made from a very durable ceramic material called zirconium dioxide. These Dental crowns are especially useful for your back teeth because of their durability and strength. They are also preferred for back molars as they are not as easy to match to your natural teeth as e.max or porcelain crowns. However, their strength is similar to that of metal crowns.
The first step is to request a free consultation at our Port St. Lucie, FL, office. There, our dentist will evaluate your oral health and determine if crowns are the dental solution for you. At our practice in Port St. Lucie Dental Crowns are crafted using exclusively the most lifelike, long-lasting materials.
To begin, our dentist will start by removing the damaged portion of your tooth. Then he will reshape the remaining, healthy tooth to secure the dental crown.
Our dentist will take a digital impression of your teeth using the iTero® scanner. This scanner provides quick, colorized images of your teeth. From these impressions, your custom-fitted dental crown can be made.
Your permanent dental crowns will need to be fabricated at an off-site lab, which can take around two weeks. During that time, you will be fitted with a temporary crown to help protect the reshaped tooth. Your dentistry professional will give you a list of foods to avoid while wearing your temporary crown.
Once the dental crown has been made, you will return to our Port St. Lucie office for placement. Your permanent crown is secured to your natural tooth using dental cement.
There is no downtime after the permanent dental crown is placed. You can leave our office smiling with confidence.
At our office in Port St. Lucie Dental Crowns are crafted from durable dental materials and, with proper care, can endure for over a decade. It is important to follow your dental professional's care instructions to ensure your crowns last.
Avoiding excessively hard or sticky foods is important in maintaining the health of your dental crowns. If you do choose to eat these foods, it is best to chew on the side opposite of your dental restoration as they can chip, crack, or dislodge your crown.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial in extending the lifespan of your dental crown. Healthy teeth and gums are what keep the dental crown secure. Brushing twice daily and flossing once daily will need to be continued after your dental restoration.
Routine dental care is another crucial aspect in maintaining the health of your teeth and gums and the longevity of your dental crown. You should come to our Port St. Lucie office for a dental checkup and cleaning twice a year to maintain your oral health.
If you suffer from teeth grinding (bruxism), it is best to wear a nightguard to protect your dental crown from excessive wear. You should also avoid biting your nails, chewing on ice, or opening any packaging with your teeth as this can damage your dental restoration.
A traditional dental crown is an effective solution to repair a single tooth that does not need to be extracted. A dental bridge is used to fill the space left by a missing tooth. A traditional dental bridge is secured by the surrounding teeth (abutment teeth) so unlike an implant-supported dental crown, is not self-supporting.
“Don’t dread your dentist!! This office is beautiful, efficient, and clean. Everyone from the front desk to the back makes you feel at home. Dr. Azari was great at reviewing any concerns, and there was no pressure to do unnecessary work.”
— Erin Rom, Google.
“I am new to the area and was looking for a new dentist. … I am so happy I decided to give Lucie dental a chance. It’s a brand new office—beautiful, clean, brand new. Everyone is friendly, and Dr. Azari is exceptional. I am sending all my family to Lucie Dental.”
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— Allison Schaub, Google.
“Lucie Dental is so exceptional!!!! The office is so welcoming and clean. This is the first time I have ever had extensive dental work without any pain. The dentists are so knowledgeable and personal. Rose, Amanda, and the rest of the staff are so polite and accommodating. I would not have chosen anywhere else. I highly recommend Lucie Dental to anyone looking for a great dentist.”
— Mearle Joseph, Google.
“Probably the best dental office in St. Lucie West. Beautiful brand new facility. Super high-tech and they take pretty much all the insurances. They have general dentists and specialists there as well. The staff is very nice and helpful. … I look forward to having a lot of dental work done there. I highly recommend Lucie dental.”
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“The most amazing dental office in the treasure coast. The office is clean and beautiful with all-new state-of-the-art technology. The girls are so friendly and they make you feel so comfortable. This is my new home for all my dental needs.”
— Yanira R.
“My experience at Lucie Dental surpassed any other experience I've had. I recently had crown work done, and the service and experience were the best. … I'm always nervous, but they helped me be so much more comfortable by explaining what they were going to do every step of the way."
— Hollie McDonald, Google, Dental Crown patient.
“I, like a lot of people, am absolutely terrified of going to the dentist. … I will NEVER go anywhere other than Lucie Dental because I now know I have a place that I truly trust and a staff that truly cares about each patient’s individual needs. … This office completely changed my view on my dental experience, and for that, I’m truly grateful!!!”
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Dr. Scott Azari is proud to serve Port St. Lucie and the Treasure Coast communities with exceptional comprehensive dentistry. We strive to make the highest quality services affordable to all patients through regular specials and in-house dental care plans. Dr. Azari is distinguished in the field with several prestigious affiliations and awards, including:
Are you searching for a new dentist in the Port St. Lucie, FL region? Look no further! Lucie Dental will be happy to schedule you for a free consultation and take care of all your dentistry needs. Dr. Azari offers a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative services all in one convenient location. From I-95, take Exit 121 approximately 1.5 miles east. You can find our office in the Shoppes of St. Lucie West across from the Publix. Book your appointment today by contacting us online or by calling (772) 348-4409.
1449 NW St Lucie W Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34986