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Raymond A. Della Porta, II DMD
1300 36th Street, Suite F
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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Vero Beach, FL Dentist
Raymond A. Della Porta, II DMD
1300 36th Street, Suite F
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 567-1025
Dentist in Vero Beach, FL Call For Financing Options

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By Raymond A. Della Porta, II DMD
May 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Dental CrownsSometimes a tooth is so damaged, you consider extraction. However, missing teeth harm your smile aesthetics, jaw bone and gum tissue integrity and overall oral function. Does your dentist in Vero Beach, Dr. Raymond Della Porta, offer an alternative to pulling a troublesome tooth? Yes, he does. Called the dental crown, this modern restoration keeps a smile intact and beautiful. Learn more about crowns here.

Your dental crown

If you have a severely decayed, infected, cracked, or oddly shaped tooth, you might consider crowning it. A dental crown covers the healthy portion of your tooth, allowing it to remain in place and avoiding the problems associated with dental extraction. Dental crowns restore dental implants, too, finish endodontically treated teeth (root canal therapy) and support prosthetics such as fixed bridgework.

Today's most popular crown material is porcelain because of its natural looks and excellent durability. Dr. Della Porta uses oral examination and digital X-ray imaging to determine if your tooth is healthy enough to save. If it is, he'll remove the decay, old filling material, and cracked enamel, shaping the tooth to receive the crown.

Most crown procedures remove about three-quarters of the tooth structure above the gum line to ensure proper bite and fit. Roots and bone structure remain in place even if the tooth has undergone root canal therapy to remove its diseased interior pulp.

This process is painless as Dr. Della Porta uses locally-injected anesthetic to numb the tooth. Also, he takes oral impressions to copy your tooth so the dental lab can correctly make your restoration. Most crown patients wear a temporary restoration to protect their teeth while their crowns are made.

To install your new crown, your dentist gently removes the temporary, and using a strong bonding adhesive, places the new crown over your tooth. He makes sure the color, size, and shape blend in with your other teeth, and he adjusts the restoration as needed.

Caring for a crown

Brush it, floss it, and be gentle with it. In other words, crown care is really basic. Treat it like your other teeth, and be sure to see your dentist, Dr. Della Porta and his team in Vero Beach, twice a year for your routine check-up and hygienic cleaning. Your beautiful crown should last ten years or even longer, say dentists at the Cleveland Clinic, but longevity depends a bit on location, too. Crowns on front teeth tend to last longer than crowns on molars.

Keep that tooth

Find out if Dr. Raymond Della Porta can save your ailing tooth. Contact his office in Vero Beach, FL, today for a personal consultation on a fully restored smile. Call (772) 567-1025.

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