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Dental Crowns

Damaged or decayed teeth can cause discomfort and interfere with normal activities, such as chewing and speaking.

Dr. Christopher Laing provides dental crowns at our Tallahassee, FL, office to restore the strength and function of your smile.

So why are dental crowns a good treatment option?

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Dental Crowns Can Restore the Natural Look and Function of a Tooth

Repair and Protect Your Smile

Dr. Laing can place a dental crown over an affected tooth to restore proper function and protect it against further damage.

Strong Materials

We craft our dental crowns from advanced materials designed to withstand normal wear and tear. With proper care, a crown can last 10 years or more.

A Natural Result

Dr. Laing can design a crown which mimics the qualities of natural teeth and blends seamlessly into your smile.

So what happens during a crown treatment?

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*According to research published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Book an Appointment Today

Are you suffering from a broken or decayed tooth? Do you have a tooth in need of a more serious cosmetic upgrade than whitening or a veneer can provide? A crown may be the right solution for you. Dr. Chris Laing can determine if a crown or another treatment is the best way to give you a healthy, beautiful smile.

Call us at (850) 877-5314 or send us a message online today to book your consultation at our Tallahassee, FL, practice.

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What Happens during Crown Placement?

Initial Exam

Your dentist will determine if a dental crown is the right solution. If it is, Dr. Laing will help you choose a material and determine other customizations.

Treating the Tooth

Dr. Laing will remove damaged or decayed portions of the tooth. Next, he will remove enough dental tissue to make room for the crown.

Impressions 

Next, he will take impressions of the tooth as well as the surrounding teeth. This information will be sent to a trusted offsite lab. If you are receiving a dental implant-supported crown, Dr. Laing will take impressions once your implant is ready to support a restoration.

Making the Crown

It will take about two weeks for the lab to create your custom crown. In the meantime, we will provide a temporary crown to ensure your tooth is protected.

Crown Placement 

When your crown is ready, you will return to our office and your dentist will secure it into place using a special adhesive. Dr. Laing can make any adjustments needed at this time in order to make sure your bite is comfortable and balanced.

Take another look at how crowns are used to restore compromised teeth...

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Why do patients trust their smiles to Dr. Laing? 

"Dr. Laing and his team are exceptional. He’s thorough and meticulous. Further, he’s compassionate and explains options and procedures well." Jon E.

Dental Crown FAQ

Are crowns expensive?

It mainly depends on the type of material used to create your crown. Porcelain is more affordable than zirconia, but will not likely last as long. Most insurance plans will cover at least a portion of the cost of a crown.

What if I find that my crown doesn't feel comfortable after I have had it for a few days?

Get in touch with us and we will arrange to see you as soon as possible in order to make the adjustments needed to make your bite completely comfortable.

Does a crown need special maintenance?

For the most part, no. Just brush twice each day, floss at least once daily, and make sure to visit your dentist at least every six months. However, when you floss, make sure to pull the thread from front to back between your crown and the neighboring tooth, rather than up and down, in order to avoid dislodging your restoration.

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Dr. Christopher Laing

Dr. Laing has been practicing dentistry since 2013. His goal is to provide personalized, state-of-the-art dental care for a wide variety of patients.

Our team at Horizon Microscope Enhanced Dentistry is proud to be affiliated with:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Northwest District Dental Society

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (850) 877-5314 today.

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