Dental crowns in Wesley Chapel

Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?

Crowns are durable caps that bonded over a broken, damaged, or weakened tooth for protection. Crowns are versatile, offering many cosmetic and restorative benefits. If you have an aesthetic issue with a tooth, it can be covered with a tooth-colored crown to improve the smile. 

If you have damaged or weakened a tooth, a crown can reinforce the strength of the tooth so it won’t break when you chew. If you need a tooth replacement, crowns are used to complete implant restorations and anchor dental bridges. Contact us at BayBreeze Dental today to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve the dental patients of Wesley Chapel and Land O'Lakes.

Wesley Chapel, FL Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns have a lifespan of 5 to 15 years.


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What to Expect From The Dental Crown Process

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Dr. Parikh will examine your teeth to look for signs of decay that need to be removed and to look for oral health problems that need to be treated. She will determine if you’re a good candidate for crowns depending on the condition of your tooth.

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After administering a local anesthetic to numb the mouth, your tooth will be filed and shaped to fit into a dental crown.

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After trimming the tooth, impressions and photographs will be taken of your tooth and sent to a dental lab. We will also match the shade of your tooth to the shade of your crown using a shade guide.

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A dental lab will fabricate a custom dental crown for you, using your impressions as a mold to base them on. Using the shade we have provided them with, they will color match your crown to your natural teeth. Fabrication can take several weeks.

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When fabrication is finished, the lab will send your crown to us. We’ll call you back for a fitting and if no changes need to be made, your crown can be cemented to your tooth and polished.


Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us at (813) 377-1822 to speak with our team!

How Long Will Crowns Last?

One of the most common questions we receive at BayBreeze Dental is about the longevity of dental crowns. The lifespan of dental crowns varies greatly, depending on several factors. These include the material of the crown, the health of the underlying tooth, your oral hygiene habits, and even your diet.

On average, dental crowns can last between 5 to 15 years. However, with excellent oral care and regular dental check-ups, some crowns can even last longer. It's important to remember that while crowns are durable, they are not invincible. They can be damaged by the same factors that can harm your natural teeth, such as teeth grinding, biting on hard objects, or poor oral hygiene.

Dr. Ronak Parikh and the team at BayBreeze Dental are committed to providing you with the highest quality crowns and the information you need to ensure they last as long as possible.

Can I Eat Normally With Dental Crowns?

Yes, you can eat normally with dental crowns. However, it's important to note that there may be a period of adjustment immediately after your crowns are placed. During this time, you may want to stick to softer foods and avoid anything too hot or cold, as your mouth may be sensitive.

Once your mouth has adjusted to the new crowns - usually within a couple of weeks - you should be able to return to your normal diet. Nevertheless, just like with your natural teeth, you should avoid biting on hard objects like ice or hard candies, which could damage the crown or the underlying tooth.

It's also worth noting that while crowns are designed to withstand the forces of chewing and biting, they may not have the same level of sensation as your natural teeth. This means that you might not feel extreme temperatures or textures in the same way.

Will The Crowns Process Be Painful?

At BayBreeze Dental, we understand that the thought of dental procedures can cause anxiety for some patients. However, rest assured that Dr. Ronak Parikh and his team are dedicated to ensuring your comfort throughout the entire process.

The procedure for placing a dental crown typically involves two visits. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared for the crown, and an impression is made to create a custom-fit crown. This process involves numbing the tooth and surrounding area, so you shouldn't feel any pain during this procedure.

In the period between the two visits, while the permanent crown is being made, a temporary crown is placed on the prepared tooth. This temporary crown can cause some sensitivity or discomfort, but this is usually mild and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

During the second visit, the permanent crown is cemented in place. Again, this should not be a painful process. Some mild sensitivity or discomfort can be expected after the procedure, but this should subside within a few days.

Remember, the team at BayBreeze Dental is always here to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about the process. We want to ensure that you feel confident and comfortable at every step of your dental health journey.

Dental Crown Options in wesley chapel

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Lab-Made Crowns

A lab-made crown is created with the use of digital or physical impressions that are taken at the office and sent to a dental lab that specializes in fabricating tooth restorations. 

This will fit the exact parameters of your tooth and match the natural shade of your teeth if you are looking for a tooth-colored crown. These crowns can be fabricated from various materials, including metal, porcelain, zirconia, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. 

After assessing the structure and issues with your tooth and discussing your goals, we can make a recommendation for the best crown materials that will fit your needs. This process is completed in 2 appointments with crown fabrication taking up to 6 weeks.

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Again, I am the most anxious person when it comes to going to the dentist but, no more! With my second trip there for a crown procedure I felt so welcomed and at home. Baybreeze Dental is truly where you want to go for any procedure you need. Very comfortable atmosphere and no anxiety. Thanks Dr. P!

Marylou H.
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Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns combine the best in aesthetics and durability.


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