Crowns (Caps) in Orange Park, FL
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
Tooth has a root canal
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
As a 20+ year patient I believed I'd seen her typically excellent skills. She has taken very fine care of me. Her excellent staff stays alert for issues that could compromise my dental comfort. She and her staff have been monitoring an aged bridge that showed early signs of failure. Doctor patiantly discussed the entire issue with me. We concluded that reconstruction was needed. The product of her leading edge grasp of today's technology and her commitment to excellence produced a perfectly improved replacement. Congratulations to a wonderful team and to their leader, Dr. Betty Klement
Dr. Klement and her staff were amazing! The environment is very professional and all of the staff are well-trained and extremely helpful. Over the years, I have had plenty of dental work...and a lot of it was poor quality. Dr. Klement was knowledgeable, and she was able to work with all of my existing dental problems to give me a beautiful smile! I wish I had been introduced to her years ago. I highly recommend Dr. Klement.
Betty D. Klement, DMD | 2140 Kingsley Avenue, # 4, Orange Park, Florida 32073
Phone: (904) 335-3279