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Dear Patients,

COVID-19 is in the news everywhere, and we are closely monitoring the situation. We're reaching out to assure you that you are safe at Classic Smiles.

We already, as a daily practice, assure universal precautions as outlined by CDC and OSHA standards of infection control. Safety is always our number one focus. Our high standard of care ensures that your trust and safety are never compromised.

We will be available to see urgent care and emergency patients Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4:30pm during this Covid #19 Crisis. We will be available to see urgent care and emergency patients Monday thru Friday 8 am to 4:30pm during this Covid #19 Crisis. You should call us to make an appointment and also when you arrive at 407-293-3002. We will let you know when to come in. We will take your temperature upon arrival. If you have abnormal temperature you will not be seen.

If you or someone with you has a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or has traveled internationally in the last 15 days, or know you have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please return to your car and call us at 407-293-3002. DO NOT ENTER.

We are taking extended measures to further protect all our patients and team with the following additional protocols:
•  In compliance with the recommendations for public health, anyone with a cough or fever will not be allowed in the building and should stay home. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment for a later date. Team members temperatures are checked daily.
•  Before your appointment, you have the option to stay in your car instead of the waiting room until we're ready to seat you in your personal operatory. Simply call us when you arrive, and we will let you know when we're ready for you.
•  Upon entering Classic Smiles, we will take your temperature. Temperatures above normal will not be allowed in.
•  Additionally, we are requesting you sanitize your hands before entering the business area.


You can be assured safety measures at Classic Smiles will continue to evolve as more information develops.

Stay well, hydrate, eat nutritiously, and get plenty of sleep.

We look forward to serving you,

The team at Classic Smiles

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Porcelain Crowns


Here at Classic Smiles, we prefer dental crowns as a remedy to various teeth problems because they are a permanent and long-lasting solution. Crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are used to strengthen chipped, fractured, or decayed teeth. They are also used to cap dental implants. There is a myriad of benefits that you get from crowns.

Apart from strengthening the damaged tooth, crowns will also restore the shape of the tooth and make your jaw look uniform. This does the trick when it comes to restoring the aesthetic appeal of your tooth structure. Some people opt for crowns in order to cover up a discolored tooth as well.

How are Crowns Made?


Before the crown can be made, our dentists have to first prepare the damaged tooth and treat any underlying issues that the tooth might have. In the case of decayed teeth, they’ll have to remove all the decayed material and ensure the tooth is completely disinfected before they can start preparing the crown.

The tooth has to be filed and shaped properly in order to support the crown. It is often shaped like a pin since the crown usually has a female port underneath it that fits over the tooth. After the tooth has been prepared, our dentist will take an impression of it and send it to a lab. A crown is made in the lab, and you’ll be invited for a placement appointment when it's ready.

Crowns can be made of either porcelain, ceramic, gold, or silver. You get to choose which material you want, although our dentist will advise depending on the issues you are suffering from. Porcelain is normally used when you need to match the color or shade of the tooth to the rest of the teeth in your mouth.

A temporary crown is usually fitted on the tooth while you wait for a permanent crown to be made. The main crown is permanently cemented onto the tooth using a special adhesive. You should never try to remove the crown by yourself. If the crown feels misaligned or loose at any point, you should come back to our dentists and get it fixed.

How Long Do Crowns Last?


Crowns are designed to last a lifetime, but they undergo wear and tear depending on how you use your teeth. You need to take good care of your crowns to ensure they last long. You should avoid biting or chewing hard foods as well. Gold and porcelain are the most durable crown materials. They are also the most expensive. Gold is also preferred because of its aesthetic properties. Ceramic and silver are ideal options if you are on a tight budget.

Crowns are among the most demanded dental prosthetics in our clinics. Our prosthodontists are quite experienced and will always deliver the best results. Come to our dental clinics if you have any damaged teeth, and we’ll certainly find a solution for you. Call Classic Smiles at (407) 378-0139 today and speak to one of our professionals if you have any questions about dental health.
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