Achieve a Picture-Perfect Smile With Dental Crowns in Edmonton
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns (also called tooth caps or tooth crowns) are a type of dental restoration that fully conceals the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies above the gum line. They’re typically used when a tooth is damaged or decayed to a point where veneers or fillings can’t be used to correct the problem.
Here are some reasons why you might need a dental crown:
- Large cavities
- Tooth decay
- Large fillings
- Severe acid erosion
- Loss of enamel from heavy clenching
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Post root canal
- To cover dental implants
- Fractured tooth
- To conceal discolored tooth
Crowns can be made of different materials, such as metal (gold or silver), porcelain, ceramic, or resin.
Types of Tooth Crowns
Same-day crowns are a type of dental crown that we can create and install in just one appointment. This is made possible with the use of modern technology, specifically, a system called CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), which allows us to design, fabricate, and fit a new crown in a single visit.
Permanent crowns, on the other hand, are custom-made to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth. They can be made from various materials, including porcelain crown, ceramic crown, metal crown, or a combination of materials.
Advantages of Dental Crowns
- Improved Aesthetic Appearance. Dental crowns can enhance the appearance of your smile by covering discolored, misshapen, or damaged teeth.
- Restorative Treatment. Crowns restore the strength and functionality of damaged teeth, allowing you to chew and speak with ease.
- Long-Lasting Durability. Our high-quality dental crowns are made to last, providing you with a durable and long-term solution.
- Natural-Looking Results. Our skilled dentists will ensure that your crown matches the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth, giving you a seamless and natural-looking smile.
What Happens During Your Dental Crown Procedure?
1. Initial Appointment and Examination
During your initial consultation for Edmonton dental crowns, our dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and assess whether you are a good candidate. We will discuss your dental goals and expectations. You can also ask questions you may have about the treatment.
2. Tooth Preparation
If the decision is made to proceed with dental crowns, our dentist will begin the tooth preparation process. This involves reshaping the tooth to create enough space for the crown to fit comfortably. In some cases, a portion of the natural tooth structure may need to be removed to ensure a proper fit and alignment with neighboring teeth.
3. Impression Taking
After the tooth preparation, our dentist will take an impression of your tooth. This is done using dental putty or digital scanning technology to capture the exact shape and size of the prepared tooth. The impression will serve as a blueprint for the dental laboratory to create a custom-made crown that fits perfectly in your mouth.
4. Temporary Crown Placement
While your permanent crown is being fabricated at a dental laboratory, we will provide you with a temporary crown to protect your tooth. The temporary crown is typically made of acrylic or stainless steel and is designed to provide some degree of protection and functionality.
5. Final Crown Placement
Once your permanent crown is ready, usually within two to three weeks, you will return to our clinic for the final crown placement. Our dentist will remove the temporary crown and carefully clean your tooth to ensure optimal bonding. The permanent crown will then be fitted onto your tooth, and our dentist will check for proper fit, alignment, and overall aesthetics.
6. Cementation and Final Adjustments
Once the perfect fit is achieved, our dentist will permanently cement the crown onto the prepared tooth using dental adhesives or cement. This creates a strong and durable bond between the crown and the natural tooth structure.
Choose Life Dentistry for High-Quality Dental Crowns in Edmonton
At Life Dentistry, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality dental crowns in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. Our dental office is equipped with innovative technology and materials to ensure you receive the best possible care.
Contact us today to schedule a dental crown consultation or to learn more about our dental crown services.