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 many reasons to get dental crowns at Spruce Grove’s Campbell Dental Centre, including:
The benefits of dental crowns are many – from strengthening teeth to enhancing your appearance to restoring damaged teeth to their natural shape and size. Contact Campbell Dental Centre and see what dental crowns can do for your smile.
Our crowns are able to be fabricated using a number of materials:
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.
While dental crowns can improve the look of your tooth, it’s a general rule that you shouldn’t get a crown solely for aesthetic reasons. In order to get a crown, you have to trim down the tooth in question. There is no reversing this. Furthermore, alternative procedures are available to improve the appearance of teeth like teeth whitening or veneers. A dental crown should be used if there is significant damage or if it needs structural reinforcing.
Visit Campbell Dental Centre in Spruce Grove to learn more about dental crowns. Our dentist can determine if crowns are the right course of action for your dental needs.