About Dental Crowns
Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this. A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed or unattractive tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely as part of dental bridgework.
Smiling is a natural facial expression we make when laughing and talking. There is no doubt strong and healthy teeth are essential. Not only does a healthy set of teeth contribute to a good quality of life, it also boosts your confidence and self-satisfaction. That is why having a damaged or missing tooth can cause one to feel self-conscious, making them feel embarrassed when talking that they may avoid conversing with other people altogether.
Fortunately, dental crown treatment can fix these problems. This procedure can preserve your teeth, make them look aesthetically pleasing again, and prevent them from further deterioration. To know more, schedule an appointment with us and find out whether you would make the ideal candidate for a dental crown.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are prosthetics that bring back the original shape and size of a tooth that may have been cracked, decayed, or damaged. Dental crowns are securely cemented on the damaged teeth permanently. The “crown” acts as the natural tooth’s outer replacement extending to the root surface.
Once the crowns are attached, they completely cover the damaged teeth to the gumline.They are, of course, customized to fit your unique needs. Crowns can vary in shape and size and are made from various materials such as ceramics, porcelain, metal, gold, and resin.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns may be the ideal solution for your oral problems if you have decayed, damaged, cracked, or fractured teeth. Rest assured that this treatment is customized to your needs to get consistently good results in the end. With dental crowns, your teeth will not only look better and healthier, they will also prevent further damage. Dental crowns are the perfect treatment for you if you want to restore the strength, function, and pleasing appearance of your teeth.
How Are Crowns Made?
The dentist prepares your teeth before attaching the dental crowns. The outer portion of the affected tooth will be removed since the crown is thick and will need to fit. Any filling on the tooth beforehand may partially be left to act as a foundation for the crown.
Once your teeth are ready, a material similar to clay will be used to make an impression of your teeth. Nowadays at Burnaby Square Dental impressions are taken by using a high tech 3D scanner instead .This creates a replica for the local laboratory technician to examine and create your custom-made dental crowns. Your bite, jaw movement, and build will all be taken into consideration when sculpting the crown. Meanwhile, you will be given a temporary crown so that your teeth remain protected until your permanent crowns are ready to be placed.
How Dental Crown Works
A complete dental crown treatment often requires two dental visits since many steps are involved in placing a crown over a natural tooth.
Step 1: Tooth Preparation
The first step is removing the outer portion of your tooth to have space to accommodate the crown. Decaying parts will be removed as needed, and additional core and structure may also be added should the crown need more support to be attached.
Step 2: Impression
An impression of your teeth will be taken so the dentist will have a model to make the crown. The impression can be made either through a mold or a digital scan of the tooth.
Step 3: Temporary a Crown
While preparing the permanent crown for you, you will be given a temporary crown to be worn for roughly less than two weeks. Take note that your tooth can be susceptible to hot and cold during this period. It would be best to keep away from chewing gum, eating sticky foods, and excessive and harsh bite or jaw movements on the side crown is prepared .
Step 4: Adjustments
Once your new crown is ready, it can then be placed over your tooth then the dentist will make the proper adjustments until ideal fit is achieved. Once you are happy and satisfied with its appearance and its feel in your mouth, the dentist can finally cement it securely in place.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
They Reinforce the Teeth
A dental crown is the most appropriate option for you if you want to reinforce and cover your teeth. A damaged or weak tooth can be inconvenient when it isn’t functioning as it should. Dental crowns can be placed with their multiple benefits to prevent further damage. It can protect the tooth from decaying by removing the existing decayed structures . Dental crowns are often done after root canal therapy to restore the teeth to their original form and strength.
For Teeth Restoration
Dental crowns can rebuild the natural shape and size of the teeth, especially when they lack uniformity and cause further dental issues. With the help of dental crowns, your teeth can become fully functional again, allowing you to speak naturally and eat without worrying.
They are Always Stable
A dental crown is a permanent attachment to your tooth. Unlike dentures, peaks do not have the risk of being displaced or loose. This makes it very comfortable for the patient as if it were naturally part of their teeth.
They Improve the Appearance of A Smile
Dental crowns can conceal anything that causes flaws in the uniformity of your teeth, such as chips ,damages and discolorations. For instance, the height is customizable to adapt to the set of teeth it will be placed on so that they enhance your smile without looking unnatural. A famous material for crowns is porcelain because it is resistant to stains, maintaining a naturally pleasing smile.
Dental crowns have multiple benefits that may be optimal for the dental issue you may have. A decayed or broken tooth that is no longer functional can be saved or replaced with crowns together with dental implants. It can also help support dental bridges and sustain a tooth after undergoing a root canal procedure.
They Strengthen Teeth
A dental crown can enclose a weak tooth, strengthening it to keep it functional without the risk of deterioration. Furthermore, crowns act as a support and protection from external pressure and damage, thus becoming a frequently used procedure to restore the teeth post-root canal treatment cause teeth after root canal are highly susceptible to fracture or cracks.
Crowns Are Custom-Made for You
Our dental crowns are highly customizable to fit your needs. Our dental lab team will make it the appropriate size and shape, as well as match the hue of your existing teeth. After it is cemented and completely healed, it will naturally blend in and enhance your smile without anyone knowing you had the procedure done.
Crowns Are a Simple Procedure
Contrary to popular belief, undergoing a dental crown treatment is not very complicated. The procedure is not as invasive and demanding as one might think. It merely cleans and removes any unhealthy parts of your tooth, then reshape it to accommodate a dental crown’s placement.
Why Choose Burnaby Square Dental
Quality and Affordable Dental Care
We aim to give you consistently high-quality dental care and treatment. For that reason, our dental team members were carefully selected with their skills, experience, and qualifications considered. Now, you can enjoy sophisticated dental care with a detailed treatment plan and various options to choose from, taking into consideration your unique needs and budget.
Comprehensive and Total Health Dentistry
We offer a wide selection of dental procedures that include advanced techniques depending on what you may need. Our services include but are not limited to dental implants, root canal treatments, intravenous sedation for nervous patients, crowns, and many others. Our dental team has proficiency in cosmetic treatments, ensuring to significantly enhance your smile regardless of the extent of your dental needs. Burnaby Square Dental has a hospitable and professional atmosphere so patients are provided with the best solution for their dental care. If you want to consult for an oral exam, call us at (604) 526-2725 or visit https://burnabysquaredental.com/ directly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Each crown would typically cost from $800 to $1700 or more, though a portion of the price would usually be handled by insurance. The dental insurance must be یchecked for confirmation.
Generally, dental crowns could last from 5 to 15 years. It depends on the crown’s quality and more so on how well the user follows the proper dental hygiene procedures and other personal oral practices.
Porcelain is used to cover pressed ceramic or zirconia crowns. This gives the ideal color match and is more long-lasting than a crown made solely with porcelain.
When the gum heals, it can shrink back further. This is generally why the final filling/crown cannot be applied immediately. It may take about several weeks after the surgery. If the treatment proceeds with the filling or crown right after the margin might be evident in the mouth after a few weeks.
A dental crown may be covered by dental insurance since it involves improving your dental health, such as restoring damaged or weak teeth. However, there are many different insurances out there, so we will need to look into each patient’s insurance to determine the coverage.
Root canal treatment is designed to soothe and treat a painful tooth which in the process makes the tooth more brittle and dry, to avoid fracture or cracks it grants placing a crown to support the structure.
If the crown has been cemented temporarily a hemostat that exerts a force parallel to the long axis of the tooth may also be useful, if cemented permanently, consider cutting the old crown. There are other crown removal methods and tools but avoiding excess pressure should always be in mind to prevent any crack or fracture.
Crowns are not to be compared with natural tooth structure. They are only indicated when usual filling materials and measures would not provide enough strength and durability.
Dental crowns are generally safe. Most problems regarding dental crowns would stem from the design and bite . When done properly , there are not any common risks or complications. Rare cases of allergies to the material, especially metals have been reported.
An anesthetic will numb the patient of the pain as the tooth is being prepared for the crown. However, just like with other dental works, a degree of sensitivity may be anticipated once the procedure is over. It may disappear for about a few days.