Improve Your Smile with Dental Crowns in Spruce Grove
A dental crown is a cap shaped in the form of a tooth that is placed over an existing tooth to restore its shape and size, add strength or improve its appearance. When the crown is firmly cemented into place, the entire portion of the existing tooth is fully encapsulated by the crown and no longer visible.
There are a number of cases in which a crown is necessary:
Types of Crowns
- Preventing a weak tooth from breaking down
- Holding a cracked tooth together
- Restoring a tooth that has been severely worn down
- Covering up a tooth that has a large filling but little tooth structure remaining
- Supporting a dental bridge
- Covering up misshaped or discoloured teeth
- Covering up dental implants
Our crowns are able to be fabricated using a number of materials, including metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin or ceramic. The Process of Implementing a Dental Crown
During the initial consultation for a dental crown, the dentist will numb the tooth in question and the gums in the general vicinity of the tooth. Depending on the nature of the tooth, the dentist will either add filler or file it down to accommodate the custom impression of the tooth for the custom mould of the crown. The impression will be sent to a laboratory where the crown will be created, and it will be returned to our office within two to three weeks.
Once the crown has been sent back to our office, the dentist will gently cement the crown in place and ensure that it fits properly.