Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Understanding How a Dental Crown Works

Dental Crowns

Teeth are made up of two separate parts. A tooth’s root lies deep inside the gum and bone tissues and acts as an anchor to hold it in place. The top portion of a tooth is called the clinical crown; it’s the part of a tooth that is clearly visible. A dental crown is a permanent artificial covering that protects and conceals the clinical crown. Dental crowns can correct cosmetic flaws and restore function to damaged or vulnerable teeth.

What are the Types of Dental Crowns?

Crowns are made from a variety of materials including gold or metal alloys, stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, composite resin, zirconia, or a combination of several different materials. All types of dental crowns have pros and cons. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are often preferred for their natural appearance. Some dental clinics can make ceramic crowns in the office while patients wait. Stainless steel crowns are typically used to cover children’s baby teeth. Traditional gold crowns are extremely durable and require less modification of the natural tooth.

When is a Dental Crown Required?

A tooth may require a dental crown if a large filling has weakened its structural integrity. Crowns are also necessary after root canal treatment because the tooth is left hollow and prone to fracture. A crown may also relieve pain caused by serious tooth fractures or restore a tooth with a broken cusp. Teeth that are discolored or have an unusual size or shape can often be corrected by applying a dental crown; crowns are also used in making bridgework and to cover tooth implants.

Is it Painful to Get a Dental Crown?

No pain is experienced by the patient during the procedure. Before the dentist prepares the tooth for a crown, a local anesthetic injection is given to numb the area. Some patients may experience minimal pain, sensitivity, or soreness in the tooth and surrounding gums for a short period of time following the placement of a crown.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

With proper oral care, most dental crowns will last between 10 and 20 years.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora.

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I was so happy they could take me right away.. With a broken tooth, and then needing a bridge. thank You
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Dr. Martin takes the time to make sure everything is perfect!
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I was impressed with the professional service displayed by Kim.
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the absolute best and thorough teeth cleaning that I have ever had.
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For first visit good overall experience
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Quick getting appointment for broken tooth. Temporary cap same day. Thanks
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As uncomfortable a root canal can be, the staff made me comfortable (I.e. Shot) thoughout the entire experience.
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Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Really made me comfortable and looking forward to coming back for my next cleaning!
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I would not keep going to this office for over 30 years if I did not appreciate the people and work done on my teeth.
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Great Cleaning and Fluoride treatment as usual
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I'm in the midst of a two visit procedure ,and so far my experience has been as good as every other experience at ADC. Dr. Martin and her assistant […]
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Great staff. Have an awesome sense of humor. Make me smile every time.
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New hygienist was great.
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Staff very professional and had my best interest in mind. It's not always easy to go to the dentist, but this office has always made it easier amd […]
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Always attentive, gentle, eager to keep you comfortable and pain-free. I have never had a long waiting time.
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I always feel like everyone truly cares about me and all of the other patients.
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So far I'm very happy with the service and care I've received at Mt Dora Advanced Dental Care. Their prices are fair and the wait time is reasonable.
Harold D.
Pam is awesome. She has cleaned my teeth several times, and educates me about whats going with my teeth. Informs me about preventative measures I can […]
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From the first phone call to my office visit everyone was super nice and helpful.
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Great experience. No pain!!!
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The best dental experience I have had in my 58 years. The Dr she is the best. Very friendly and professional.
Patrick D.
Procedure handled efficiently and kindly.
Gloria B.
I am thankful for being worked in with a toothache and receiving a root canal, all same day.
Steven V.
Jessica and Dr. Martin did a great job with my root canal last week. The experience was better than I expected and I wish I had gone in sooner to get […]
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Office staff were welcoming and friendly. The dental assistants were competent and made me feel at ease. I absolutely LOVE Dr. Hughston and would […]
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I called one day,got in the next, and after discussions with the doctor had an extraction the same day. The staff was fabulous; Jessica O. is the […]
Cathy L.
Very welcoming reception and professional service for my Dad. Dr. Hughston & staff are wonderful! Worth the drive from Clermont to Mt. Dora.
Anonymous
Very professional, the hygienist called in sick and the staff was able complete my cleaning with minimal delay.
Stuart R.
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Vicki W.
My broken-off tooth was extracted in about 1 minute after she started the extraction - almost no discomfort other than pressure. Took one pain pill […]
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Thank you for all the care and compassion in caring for our son, CV! It means the world to us!! From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you! Thank you! […]
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Had a dental emergency and was in panic mode. The staff is excellent and made me feel at ease. Thank you all !
Michael M.
I broke a front tooth the afternoon of the day before I was leaving for vacation. My dentist was great. She worked me in around 3 PM for a temp. […]
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I came in for a cleaning and had a new hygenist - Pam. She was very friendly and did a wonderful job. She did things that no one else has ever done […]
Michelle C.
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I am always pleased with the treatment that I receive, I have absolutely no complaints.
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Visit went very well.
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Pam is awesome. She is very friendly, polite, and always educates me on what I need to do to keep my teeth healthy. Thanks, Pam.
Mario O.
I am very pleased with the treatment I'm receiving. My hygienist (Lisa) is personable, professional and thorough.
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