Dental Crowns in New Orleans
Same-Day Crowns from James A. Campo, DDS
Dental crowns are used in a variety of situations, depending on the needs of your teeth. A dentist may install a crown after filling a cavity, especially if the cavity was very deep. A crown can also be used for cosmetic reasons, such as filling gaps and correcting broken teeth. Ask our knowledgeable dental team at James A. Campo, DDS if a crown may be right for your situation. For more than 15 years, we have provided honest and reliable dental services in New Orleans.
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What Is a Dental Crown?
Used to cap off a tooth, a crown can restore strength to a tooth, alter its appearance, or both. The tooth-shaped crown is cemented in place for permanence and may be composed of a few different materials.
Types of Crowns
Porcelain crowns are the same color as the surrounding teeth and are often used on front teeth that have been damaged. They can be more expensive than other options, but patients appreciate that they blend well into their smile.
Metal crowns are often used on molars and teeth toward the back of the mouth. They are less expensive and more resilient than porcelain crowns. Sometimes a porcelain crown will be affixed on top of a metal crown for added reinforcement of weak teeth.
Gold crowns are gentle on the surrounding teeth, as well as the damaged tooth, and can be used anywhere in the mouth, as long as the patient does not mind a noticeably different-colored tooth.
When selecting the type of crown that's right for you, your dentist will walk you through the pros and cons of each option, catering to both your aesthetic preferences as well as the particular needs of your damaged teeth.
More About the Crowns We Use
Our dental practice is proud to offer cutting-edge CEREC crowns, which can be created and placed in just a single visit to our office. During your appointment, we will diagnose and prepare your damaged tooth, and then will use the CEREC machine to design your crown based on an optical impression of the tooth. These crowns are made of ceramic and are highly durable, with a natural enamel-like feeling. These crowns are also completely metal free, which helps provide a more natural look.
Caring for Your Crowns
After your crown is fitted, it should not hinder eating or speaking. We recommend regular brushing and flossing to help extend the lifespan of your crown and can offer pointers and best practices while you’re in the office. Avoid eating hard or sticky candies and ice, as these can chip or damage the crown. Most crowns should not need replacing unless they suffer damage or abnormal wear. If you think one of your crowns has either broken or fallen off, ask our New Orleans dentist to see you as soon as possible. A missing crown exposes the weakened tooth, often leading to serious long-term damage if not treated properly.
James A. Campo, DDS provides skillful crowns, as well as many other dental services in New Orleans. Call us today at (504) 264-6046 for more information.