Dental Crowns

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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.

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1 00:00:05.480 --> 00:00:08.980 Dental crowns are a prosthesis that covers the tooth. 2 00:00:08.981 --> 00:00:12.671 It's like a jacket for the tooth to be able to protect the tooth. 3 00:00:12.930 --> 00:00:17.986 It's a prosthetic tooth that will give you something that's going be strong 4 00:00:17.987 --> 00:00:21.729 and effective and look like a tooth and act like a tooth for years to come. 5 00:00:21.730 --> 00:00:24.571 Candidates for crowns, are people who have had root canals 6 00:00:24.572 --> 00:00:28.971 for those teeth, or people who have a lot of decay with their teeth 7 00:00:28.972 --> 00:00:30.986 and they need to have those teeth crowned 8 00:00:30.987 --> 00:00:34.029 because unfortunately, there's not enough tooth structure remaining. 9 00:00:34.680 --> 00:00:37.020 People break their teeth constantly 10 00:00:37.050 --> 00:00:42.129 through grinding, through eating certain things, through trauma. 11 00:00:42.650 --> 00:00:47.714 When people have these issues, they need to have their teeth remade. 12 00:00:47.930 --> 00:00:50.200 So we utilize crowns in that capacity. 13 00:00:50.370 --> 00:00:53.580 A lot of people have old fillings that are failing. 14 00:00:53.610 --> 00:00:57.620 When those fillings fail and they're large enough that they can't have fillings 15 00:00:57.650 --> 00:01:01.500 to replace those old fillings, crowns are the next step in line. 16 00:01:01.530 --> 00:01:03.466 Crowns are permanent prosthesis 17 00:01:03.486 --> 00:01:06.157 and they do last for a certain amount of time. 18 00:01:06.360 --> 00:01:08.157 Some people have them in for many years, 19 00:01:08.343 --> 00:01:10.657 some people have them in for a short amount of time. 20 00:01:10.770 --> 00:01:13.213 If your hygiene is up to snuff 21 00:01:13.214 --> 00:01:15.100 and you're doing what you need to do at home, 22 00:01:15.286 --> 00:01:16.629 and you're taking care of things, 23 00:01:16.829 --> 00:01:20.800 and crowns are done properly, then they should last for many years. 24 00:01:22.130 --> 00:01:24.957 The next option is when a tooth fails 25 00:01:24.958 --> 00:01:27.800 and it cannot be crowned and the tooth needs to come out, 26 00:01:28.170 --> 00:01:30.210 then we like to talk about implants. 27 00:01:30.240 --> 00:01:32.271 The difference between a crown and implant, 28 00:01:32.272 --> 00:01:33.786 the impact implant is the screw 29 00:01:33.787 --> 00:01:38.500 that replaces the root of the tooth and the crown goes into the implant 30 00:01:38.700 --> 00:01:40.857 and it helps support that crown. 31 00:01:41.210 --> 00:01:45.471 So it gives you that whole apparatus of what the tooth should be.

Dr. Scott Azari

Lucie Dental

Dr. Scott Azari is proud to serve Port St. Lucie and the surrounding Vero Beach and Lakewood Park regions 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:

  • American Dental Association Member
  • America's Best Dentists 
  • Florida Dental Association Member

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. You can reach our Port St. Lucie, FL, practice online or by calling: (772) 348-4409.

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