Dental crowns can restore the function and appearance of cracked, decayed, or otherwise compromised teeth. They are also an important part of root canal therapy, repairing teeth that have been severely damaged by infection. Further, a single implant-supported crown can replace a missing tooth. At his Orlando, FL, practice, Dr. Alfredo Gapuz will work meticulously to ensure lifelike results and fully restored oral health. He also has advanced training in neuromuscular dentistry, so he can be certain that your restoration will not alter the balance of your bite or put too much pressure on your jaw joints. At the same time, Dr. Gapuz uses very conservative techniques. As a result, your treatment should involve little to no discomfort, and your crown will have a strong foundation for long-lasting results.
When Does Dr. Gapuz Recommend a Dental Crown?
Crowns, sometimes called caps, are primarily designed for restorative purposes. Dr. Gapuz will often recommend this treatment if you have a cracked or weakened tooth. A crown can also be a good option in cases of severe decay. Fillings are the most common treatment for cavities but if decay has affected a larger portion of your tooth, a crown may be the only way to restore its functionality. Similarly, Dr. Gapuz will usually place a crown as the last stage of root canal therapy. After he removes all decayed tissue, you will need a larger restoration to fortify the remaining portion of your tooth.
In many cases, placing a crown is the only way that Dr. Gapuz can save your tooth. Otherwise, you would require extraction and further restorative treatment.
At the same time, crowns are designed to be beautiful, especially at our practice, where we use advanced materials. Dr. Gapuz may place a crown for cosmetic purposes. For instance, a cap can cover up severe stains that do not respond to teeth whitening. A crown can also enhance an unusually shaped or disproportionately small tooth.
Finally, an implant-supported crown can replace a missing tooth and close the space in your smile. Dr. Gapuz is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. With his advanced training and proven skill, he can perform every step of your dental implants treatment.