Dental Crowns in Oakville
Central Oakville Dental Care offers restorative and emergency dental care solutions in Oakville. Our dental team provides a range of services including carefully constructed and fitted dental crowns to restore your smile and protect your dental health.
If you have an extensively damaged or decayed tooth, sometimes the best way to restore it and save the remaining structure of the tooth is with a crown. When there is less natural tooth remaining, the resultant cusps are thinned, so when chewing they are more likely to break off or the tooth can split, resulting in tooth loss. Dental crowns are a common procedure at Central Oakville Dental Care, and they can help to save or restore your smile and protect your oral health.
What is a dental crown?
Sometimes called a cap, a dental crown is a prosthetic tooth or covering that wraps around the remaining tooth, like a crash helmet, to protect it from further damage or decay. A dental crown is made in a Dental Laboratory and can look and functions similar to a natural tooth. When a tooth is badly damaged, a crown may be the best option as it will provide better protection than a filling.
Why might your dentist recommend a crown?
Your Dentist at Central Oakville Dental Care may recommend crowns to their patients for a number of reasons including:
Broken or fractured teeth.
Extensively decayed teeth.
To hide cosmetic imperfections.
Protection following a root canal.
Types of dental crowns
There are three main types of dental crowns available. Your dentist at Central Oakville Dental Care will be able to help you make the right decision on which one to choose based on your specific dental needs.
Zirconia reinforced porcelain
Porcelain fused to metal – this type of crown as a metal base and porcelain is fused to the outside.
The dental crown procedure
If you are getting a dental crown, you will usually need to have two dental visits. In the first visit, the tooth is prepared. Your dentist will remove any decay, place a core filling, and then precisely shape the tooth for the crown. The dentist will then take accurate impressions and send to an expert Dental Technician in a Laboratory. Normally, you will be fitted with a temporary crown while you are waiting for your permanent custom made crown to be constructed.
At your second appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement your permanent one into place, ensuring that you have proper bite placement so that your crown will function as a natural tooth would.
Caring for your crown
Properly cared for, a crown can last many years. Furthermore, the good news is, they don’t require any special care beyond what you should already be doing for your natural teeth – that is proper brushing, flossing, regular dental check ups and limiting sugar intake between meals. If you wear a night guard, sometimes this may need replacement if the crown alters the contours of the tooth significantly.
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If you think you may need a dental crown, contact us today to make an appointment with us at Central Oakville Dental Care.
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