If you’re looking to fix a misshapen, broken, weakened, or discolored tooth, someone may have recommended dental crowns. But what’s a dental crown and what does it do?
The teeth can get damaged due to injury, decay, cavities, or wear and tear. They may lose their original shape, weaken, or look unattractive.
A dental crown is a cap placed over the tooth to strengthen and improve its appearance. Once attached, it becomes the visible part of your tooth.
Dental crowns offer a solution if fillings aren’t enough. Similar to fillings, they can be made of different materials.
Your dentist may recommend getting a dental crown for the following reasons:
Here at First City Dental in Saint John, New Brunswick, we look at different factors when recommending a material for your crown.
We consider the location and function of the tooth, the amount of natural tooth left, and the colour of the surrounding teeth. We also consider your habits and lifestyle.
Here are the common types of crowns available:
A dental crown can last for more than 10 years with proper care and good dental hygiene habits. Its actual lifespan varies depending on the amount of pressure it’s exposed to due to its location in your mouth.
Getting a dental crown usually requires two dental visits. Here’s what you can expect during the procedure:
Dental crowns can also be made in one day with the help of computer software.
Instead of manual impressions, your dentist uses an intraoral scanner to take accurate impressions of your mouth. The impressions are then forwarded to an in-office milling machine that produces the crown.
We’re pleased to offer this dental restoration at First City Dental in Saint John, New Brunswick. If you have more questions about getting dental crowns, please contact us today at (506) 634-2099. We’re happy to assist you with your dental care-related concerns.
Phone: (506) 634-2099
1 Market Square ,
Saint John, NB E2L 4Z6
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