When a tooth is damaged by trauma or decay, Dr. Crupi’s first objective is to restore the tooth to full function. But we also want you to feel good about your smile. That’s why all of our restorations are designed to match the color, shape, and size of your teeth and blend in perfectly with your smile.
Cavities are caused by tooth decay, an infection that eats away at your teeth. If Dr. Crupi discovers a cavity early in its development, we can usually treat it with a filling. If the damage is more extensive, Dr. Crupi may elect to use a dental crown to fix the damaged tooth — this will leave it looking like new.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a prosthetic cap that Dr. Crupi permanently attaches to the top of a damaged tooth using special dental adhesive. All of our crowns are made from porcelain, which is ideal for dental restorations because it’s durable and it sparkles in the light the same way your natural teeth do.
In addition to looking really attractive, your crown will also restore your chewing power, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods. Crowns can be used to treat the following issues:
- To restore a tooth that’s fractured or broken by trauma
- To restore a tooth following root canal therapy
- To treat a severely stained tooth that’s resistant to whitening
- To repair extensive damage caused by tooth decay
- To treat a misaligned tooth
- To enhance a small or poorly-shaped tooth
Restoring Teeth With Dental Implants
Sometimes, the damage to a patient’s tooth from trauma or decay is so extensive that extraction becomes the best option. Patients can also lose teeth due to periodontal disease, a nasty infection that attacks your gums.
Dental implants are the best available treatment for restoring a missing tooth. Our natural-looking dental implants form a strong bond with your jawbone, so they look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.
Dental implants are the only restoration that enhances the health of your smile by promoting healthy jawbone growth. They also protect your remaining teeth by holding them in place. This helps prevent gum irritation that could otherwise lead to periodontal disease.
Complete Dental Care in Englewood and Venice
Call today to learn more about our complete diagnostic, preventative, and restorative care. We have offices in two convenient locations to serve you — Englewood and Venice, FL. We can’t wait to meet you.