If one tooth is damaged or worn down, it can be saved and protected with a dental crown. Also known as a "cap," dental crowns are custom made to fit over your tooth and colored to match your surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance. At Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA in Melbourne, FL, a dental crown may be used to treat a large area of decay, protect a weak tooth, restore a cracked tooth, or cover a discolored tooth. Experienced dentist Dr. Sangiv I. Patel offers dental crowns, crafted by his innovative CEREC 3D Restorative System and ready to be secured that very same day. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel to learn about how a crown can strengthen or repair a tooth while also boosting the overall health of your smile.
Dental Crowns Reviews
"I’ve been a patient of Dr. Patel’s for approximately one year now. Since becoming a patient, I have only experienced professionalism, sincerity and the best care possible from Dr. Patel. He has a very friendly, courteous and caring staff too. Dr. Sangiv Patel is wonderful. He has a lot of patience and compassion for his patience. He is very diligent and full of energy. He truly cares about me, my concerns, and applies his years of practicing dentistry to making me feel healthier than when I first walked into his office. He is a true expert in the field. I had been misdiagnosed and mismanaged for years. I had ongoing tooth pain which radiated throughout my jaw and into my ear. After several months of frustration with my dentist and endodontist, I decided to go see Dr. Sangiv Patel. He spent several hours in the office fully examining me and properly diagnosing me. He also performed surgery fixing mistakes that previous dentists had made. Dr. Patel is very passionate, and it was very evident in how he approached all my dental conditions. He’s a one stop shop for most of your dental needs. He makes his own crowns in the office and also performs root canals. He was also able to treat my TMJ. I think what I appreciate very much is the fact that he always takes a lot of time to listen and respond to my personal needs. I am so glad I found Dr. Patel. To sum it up, I am extremely happy with Dr. Patel and I would unequivocally recommend him to anyone needing any type of dental care that they can depend on, and who will provide them a better quality of life."- A. / Google / Oct 03, 2019
"Great dentist! My crown looks identical to my other teeth and was made and completed all on the same visit! Very impressive!"- J.C. / Google / Nov 30, 2020
"Well I'm back again for some work on my front teeth that were so thin they were translucent & breaking. Asthough I was nervous about having to get crowns on the front Dr Patel convinced me to do it. They're perfect, natural looking & I love smiling now! Thanks again to my dentist with the amazing memory which he uses it to supplement his extensive records for each patient. Dr Patel has many of the latest dental "toys" and knows how to use them. The office staff is equally friendly and well versed in their respective areas. When I was a relatively new patient my son-in-law was visiting and broke a front tooth the evening before he was to speak to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dr Patel had him come right in and spent several hours making him a new tooth. That's the kind of devotion to his practice that makes it so special. Now that I have finished putting his children through college, (just kidding) I will continue to insure his comfortable retirement! As you might have guessed, we do have some fun giving the staff a hard time."- M.C. / Google / Mar 31, 2021
"I have been a patient of Dr. Sangiv Patel's for approximately 12 years. Over that timeframe Dr. Patel and his staff have always been very professional and kind to me. They have always provided excellent customer service whether it is working on TMJ issues, grinding teeth issues, new or replacement fillings, new crowns or removing/replacing old worn out crowns from my past or just regular x-rays and cleanings. I would highly recommend Dr. Patel to anyone."- B.H. / Google / Dec 03, 2019
"I absolutely love my dentist and all the work he has done on my teeth!! He cuts the crown right in the office and applies it the same day! My teeth have never looked better! He also knows how sensitive to pain I am and takes care that I don’t feel pain! I can not say how very fortunate I am to have this dentist!"- C.C. / Google / Aug 12, 2020
Dental crowns can be needed or wanted in a variety of situations. They can be used to protect a weak, decaying tooth to keep it from breaking or they can hold together a cracked tooth. Dental crowns can also fix a loose or worn-down tooth. They can also be utilized to support a tooth with a large cavity that cannot hold a normal filling, hold a dental bridge in place, or mask misshapen or discolored teeth. Crowns can be cemented to the tooth or attached to a dental implant. At Dr. Patel's private practice, dental crowns are custom-crafted utilizing his state-of-the-art CEREC 3D Restorative System, which will create the crown using high-quality materials. This dental crown will be designed to perfectly fit your tooth or teeth in size, shape, and color for a realistic finish.
What To Expect
In your consultation, Dr. Patel will take digital x-rays of your teeth so the crown will accurately fit your tooth. Once your dental crown is ready that very same day, the area treated will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Once you are ready, Dr. Patel will prepare the tooth by removing debris and decay, then file down the tooth to make room for the crown. The crown will be cemented onto the tooth or attached to a dental implant. Once set, he will adjust the fit so your bite is correct.
If only local anesthesia is used, you should be able to leave once your crown is placed and get back to your day. Dr. Patel or a member of his team will discuss the best way to care for your crown, including foods to avoid and the best way to keep it clean. During your annual exams at our practice, he will assess your crown and adjust the fit for comfort. He will determine when the crown needs to be replaced, but with proper care, it should last for many years. If you experience any issues with your crown (like if it becomes loose or falls out), contact our office right away. Do not try to fix it or put it back in yourself because this can lead to a bad fit or cause an infection.
Depending on your dental insurance, part of the cost of your crown may be covered. Once we talk to your insurance, our office will be able to better estimate your personal expenses. During your consultation, Dr. Patel will also discuss payment options, including medical financing, to make your treatment more affordable.
Custom Dental Crowns
A single missing or damaged tooth can be treated in just a single visit with a dental crown at Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA. Talk to Dr. Patel about how a dental crown can protect your tooth from further damage and keep your mouth healthy. Offering a wide array of benefits, a custom crown crafted by Dr. Patel's CEREC 3D system will match your teeth to keep your smile looking natural and beautiful. Contact our office in Melbourne, FL to schedule a consultation with experienced dentist Dr. Patel.