Damaged or decayed teeth can be embarrassing, painful, and make eating and speaking difficult.
Dental crowns restore the strength and function of compromised teeth so you can eat and speak with confidence.
Dr. Douglas Pohl in Fort Walton Beach, FL, can place a dental crown to protect your natural tooth and restore your oral health.
A Closer Look at Dental Crowns
Dental Crowns Are Versatile Solutions To Numerous Dental Problems
Root Canal Therapy
Dental crowns are often the final step in root canal therapy. Root canal therapy removes infected pulp within a tooth, eliminating the need for extraction. A dental crown protects the remaining tooth structure and restores the natural tooth shape.
If you are missing a tooth, dental crowns can be used to support a dental bridge and restore your bite. The crowns are attached to nearby healthy teeth with the prosthetic tooth suspended between them to fill the gap. Dr. Pohl uses high-quality IPS Empress® and e.max® to create bridges that are both natural-looking and durable.
If you have a missing tooth, an implant-supported crown can restore your smile and bite. Dental implants are titanium posts that act as prosthetic tooth roots, an important part of every tooth that prevents jawbone atrophy by stimulating the creation of new bone. To complete the treatment, Dr. Pohl creates a natural-looking dental crown that attaches to the implant and restores your tooth, from crown to root.
"It was a great experience. I would recommend this dentist office to anyone."
Why Choose Dr. Pohl?
Dr. Pohl and our team take a caring and compassionate approach to dentistry and make your comfort before, during, and after treatment their priority.
Your procedure is personalized to your needs and our dentist takes care to ensure your treatment is as conservative as possible. He strives to preserve as much of the existing tooth as he can.
With over 30 years of experience helping people in Fort Walton Beach, FL, Dr. Pohl crafts custom crowns using state-of-the-art technology for precise, effective, and comfortable treatment of your oral health issues.
Dental Crown Process
The Dental Crown Procedure
Frequently Asked Questions
Does dental crown treatment hurt?
Your dentist will numb the area using a local anesthetic to ensure you do not feel any pain during treatment. If you need further comfort measures or if you have dental anxiety, our Fort Walton Beach, FL, dentistry practice offers both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help you feel more comfortable during treatment.
What are dental crowns made of?
Our Fort Walton Beach, FL, dentistry practice prefers to use high-quality IPS e.max® and Empress to make dental crowns. While traditional porcelain crowns are durable and natural-looking, IPS e.max ceramic crowns have been clinically shown to address discoloration, fractures, and more, with long-lasting durability and lifelike results.
If my tooth is damaged or decayed, why not just pull it?
Even a single missing tooth can cause jawbone atrophy. A gap in your smile also allows other teeth to move out of alignment, which can create new dental problems. And while a dental implant could overcome those issues, it's a more expensive solution. However, a dental crown can address decay and also strengthen the tooth. Unfortunately, if the damage or decay is too severe, extraction and a dental implant-supported crown may be the best option.
What Patients Say About Dr. Pohl
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