Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue
1419 West Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145

A Dental Crown Can Save a Smile

Dental Crowns

Every tooth is made up of a root and a clinical crown. The root reaches deep into the jaw and serves as an anchor. A clinical crown sits on top of the root and makes up the visible portion of the tooth seen above the lower gum line and below the upper gum line. A dental crown is a man-made covering that is cemented into place over the top of the clinical or natural crown. It conceals, protects and strengthens the underlying tooth. Dental crowns are used to correct both the appearance and function of damaged teeth.

A tooth may require a crown when a large filling weakens its structural integrity. Crowns are also necessary after root canal treatment because the tooth is left hollow and prone to fracture. A crown may also relieve pain caused by serious tooth fractures or restore a tooth with a broken cusp. Dental crowns can correct unsightly discoloration and make inappropriately shaped or sized teeth look more natural. They are also used in making dental bridges and to cover implants.

There are different types of dental crowns, made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, composite resin, gold or metal alloys, stainless steel, zirconia or a combination of several different materials. All types have pros and cons, but a typical crown will last between 10 and 20 years with proper oral care and maintenance.

Ceramic or porcelain crowns are often preferred for their natural appearance. Some dentists can make same-day ceramic crowns in the office while the patient waits. Stainless steel crowns are typically used to cover children’s baby teeth. Traditional gold dental crowns are popular for their durability, and they are ideal in cases where less modification of the natural tooth is desired.

Before preparing and placing the crown, the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic injection, so no pain is felt during the process. Patients may experience minimal pain, sensitivity or soreness in the tooth and surrounding gums for a short period of time following the procedure.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue today at (215) 310-5817 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Oregon Avenue.

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Staff is always polite sand friendly. The dentist takes his time and shows much compassion for his patients
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The explanation I received for the services I requested made sense to me.
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I enjoyed my visit at Gentle Dental the staff welcomed me and also the Doc treated me and my cavities with care. I like going here because they made me feel as if I am family.
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Like the dentist, explains everything and the assistants are knowledgeable and pleasant.
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I always have a good experience when I visit
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Usually hate going to the dentist. My old dentist use to tell me to fight through the pain and other things when I had to get procedures done so I ended up gaining a distrust in dentist but my […]
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You consistently give me good care and I’ve had a number of emergency visits that you’ve helped me through.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (215) 310-5817
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