Protecting your teeth is an important aspect of dentistry. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can help to improve oral health. It may sometimes take other measures to help maintain the health of your teeth.
Breaking or chipping a tooth can lead to a dental emergency and root canal therapy can weaken the treated tooth. Your dentist will let you know whether placing a dental crown is the best option. Dental crowns provide additional strength and restore the tooth’s function and structure in the event of damage or decay.
Is a Dental Crown Right for Me?
If your tooth has been damaged or decayed to the point that a filling is not enough, a dental crown may be the solution to restoring your tooth’s strength, shape and structure. A dental crown is a covering that is placed over the damaged tooth. Before fitting the crown and shaping the tooth, your dentist will remove any decay to ensure the best fit for the crown and an impression taken so the personal crown can be made for you in the dental laboratory. The dental crown or cap is then cemented in place to protect the tooth for years to come. Dental Crowns can also be used to reinforce a tooth that has been badly cracked or to seal a tooth after root canal therapy, or if your teeth have been severely damaged by excessive grinding and wear and sometimes it might be an aesthetic fix to give you a beautiful smile.
The Porcelain Crown Procedure
Acquiring Dental Crowns
Before your first dental crown appointment, your dentist may recommend a dental cleaning or other treatment. Fillings or root canal treatment must be completed first to remove decay or repair the tooth for the best fit.
Your dentist will take a dental impression once they prepare the tooth. Dental crowns are custom made for each patient from a dental impression. Using a shade guide, your dentist will match your dental crown so that it blends in with your natural smile.
Dental crowns take multiple appointments and will require some time for the crown to be cast. It will take approximately one to two weeks for the crown to be ready, so the dentist will give you a temporary crown until your next appointment.
Dental Crowns Following Root Canal Therapy
Your tooth may need more support if you have recently undergone root canal therapy. The treated tooth is usually more brittle as it is dehydrated following root canal treatment. A dental crown will also help to seal the tooth to prevent any further decay.
At your root canal appointment, the dentist will take an impression of your tooth so they can begin casting the dental crown. They design permanent dental crowns for everyday use and will stand up for many years.
Ask Us About Dental Crowns Today
Our dental team has many years’ experience in dentistry, including general and cosmetic practices, to provide you with the expertise needed to transform your smile. With offices serving Midtown Toronto, Richmond Hill, and Yonge and Eglington areas, Luna Dentistry can help you with all your dental needs.
Dental crowns may fall under different coverage rates than other general treatments. Our friendly front office staff will help check your eligibility before your first appointment and help break down your coverage and any applicable costs.
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