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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Patient Reviews
The staff made me feel welcome and inviting. They listened to my concerns and were willing to work with me.
Jerrid C.
Love the staff and Dr. Martin. They are all very professional.
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Doctor Daniella is the best ! I’m almost done with my ortho, and the staff is amazing !
Taylor E.
Wonderful people and fantastic service. I used to hate the dentist but I’m not scared to go anymore. Had a crown done and it really didn’t hurt.
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Everyone is very friendly, wait time was short & Pam did an excellent job ❤️❤️.
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Office staff was very accommodating and pleasant, wait time was minimal and dental work was performed smoothly.
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Quick,friendly and caring attitude of staff
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The quality of care and the friendly staff.
Yvette M.
Dr. Martin is so talented and a perfectionist! Jessica, her assistant is so friendly and attentive. Valerie at the front desk is always so helpful. Pam does a fantastic job cleaning my teeth!
Michael G.
It was a very easy painless procedure having to have a tooth filled. They have a device, denta vibe, which makes getting the numbing shot pain free. Dr. Martin is an excellent dentist. Everyone in […]
Marsha S.
Well run office, friendly employees, a good check up and cleaning.
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Knowledgeable, personable medical professionals and staff. There seems to be an atmosphere of a team spirit of mutual respect and helpful support to one another. Very thorough and helpful work was […]
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Everyone is very friendly, and genuinely cares about your comfort.
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Staff went out of their way to make sure my needs your met. They explained the procedures and cost of services all while dealing my insurance company whom seems to lack good communication skills.
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Everyone at this dental office is terrific. The doctors are wonderful, very gentle and genuinely concerned with taking care of you. Everyone you talk to loves their job and working there. My issue […]
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They respect my time and care for me without being rushed. Everyone is pleasant and genuine about my treatment. I’ve never felt as though they were doing something to my mouth or […]
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Everyone was so nice and thoughtful. When I went into the office I was so scared from past experience and the staff made me feel so comfortable and calm.
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A very friendly atmosphere plus a very professional staff that understands your problem.
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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