Dr. Kelly Clarke has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a dentist for crowns.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Clarke has averaged 60 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout his career; the minimum requirements for the state of Florida are 20 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!
I’m thrilled that Dr. Clarke was able to construct a tooth from what was left of the root. Never occurred to me that would be possible. I found Dr. Clarke confident, knowledgeable, skilled and pleasant for this person who finds dentistry more than a challenge. The staff is organized, competent and compassionate. I will be back with confidence.
Dr. Kelly Clarke, with a high-tech restorative dental office located in Bradenton, has been practicing dentistry since 2004.
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Restorative procedures are intended to repair any tooth that has been damaged, ensuring that it will gain back its beauty and function after the process. When patients’ issues are broader than only minor cosmetic concerns, our team at Laser Dentistry will encourage them to consider a dental crown as a solution to address their situation.
Dental crowns, also known as dental “caps,” are popular restorations made of porcelain that cover the visible portion of the tooth. This material mimics the color and shape of natural tooth enamel almost perfectly.
Crowns are designed to look beautiful and also to prevent teeth from further damage. These restorations are named after the portion of the tooth that is visible in the smile, known as the crown of the tooth.
A smile makeover patient of Dr. Clarke, after crowns & veneers:
Full upper and lower cosmetic makeover with porcelain crowns and veneers. See before photo.
When is a dental crown needed?
Dental crowns are a proper solution for several dental issues. Patients may want to have a chat with one of our dentists at Laser Dentistry about dental crowns in the following scenarios:
Video 01:00 | Crowns are used to help make a tooth stronger, and improve a tooth’s appearance. They are available in a variety of materials that can blend with the shade and shape of your natural teeth.
What should a patient expect from a dental crown procedure?
First, the patient will discuss his or her options with the dentist and determine whether he needs a dental crown or any other treatment. Once both have agreed that a dental crown will be the course of treatment, the dentist begins the preparations. He initially removes the outer tooth enamel from the tooth. He then takes impressions of the tooth that will be sent to a dental laboratory. In most cases, Dr. Clarke is able to take impressions digitally with the 3M TruDef laser scanner, which means no sticky, messy impressions! In the laboratory, those impressions will be used to build a custom-made porcelain dental crown. It will match the rest of the smile in size, shape, and color. Finally, when the restoration is sent back to our office, the patient will return to have their dental crown bonded over the already prepped tooth.
How do I take care of my dental crown?
Patients should care for their crowns in the same way they mind the rest of the smile. The pillars of good dental care are a good brushing and flossing routine and regular visits to the Laser Dentistry clinic for evaluations. Patients with crowns need to take a proactive approach when maintaining their oral health. It is essential to extend any restoration’s lifespan, including bridges, dentures, and veneers.
“After of years dreading going to the dentist and horrible experiences at other dental offices being yelled at and shoved around from one office to another I stopped going to the dentist. Finally I had to go and researched and researched I came across them online and read all the great reviews and I have to say Dr. Clarke is the best he is very sweet and caring and is SUPER patient. I have trouble with opening my mouth for a long time and not once does he show frustration. He is always positive and understanding and has made my anxiety of going back diminish every time. He is awesome! and the staff I love! Travis is the best!!! if I have a emergency or a problem he is always able to fit us in which is wonderful!! Everyone is awesome and personable we will continue to refer everyone we know!”Deanna P. – Read more reviews