Cracked, chipped, and worn down are confidence buster. They damage your dental appearance and make it hard for you to smile. Furthermore, they affect your dental hygiene.
These tiny cracks can trap food particles and provide a perfect environment for bacteria to grow. Fixing these cracks and chips will improve your smile and also your oral health. Fortunately, we have dental crowns in Edmonton, AB, that can help repair these dental imperfections.
A dental crown is a tooth cap used to cover the tooth to improve the size, shape, color, and appearance. These caps are cemented in place and usually last for a decade or more with proper care.
A dentist near you can recommend dental crowns to correct several dental imperfections:
Our tooth crown dentist will choose a suitable dental crown based on the location and number of teeth damaged. The options available include:
Dental crowns need at least two dental visits to be fixed and the process is done in a few steps:
1. Dental examination
Before the procedure begins, the dentist will do a comprehensive checkup to assess your teeth, gums, and jaw. He will also take you through the different dental crowns, their pros, and cons, and help you choose a suitable option.
2. Teeth preparation
Your teeth need to be prepared for the crowns to be successfully fixed. After numbing your gums, the dentist will trim the enamel to make room for the crowns. The amount removed will depend on the thickness of the crown. A dental impression is taken for making the crowns (it takes about four weeks for the permanent crowns to be fixed). Temporary crowns can be used to protect them from sensitivity.
3. Fixing the permanent crowns
On the second dental visit, the temporary crowns are replaced with permanent ones. The dentist will use a special block of cement to fix the crowns in place. Laser light may be used to harden the cement.
What Can You Expect?
As the anesthesia begins to wear out, you may experience slight tooth sensitivity. This will clear in a day or two, but the dentist may give you a tooth-sensitive toothpaste to ease the discomfort.
Schedule an Appointment
Visit Great Smile Family Dental for more information about dental crowns. To schedule a consultation with our dentist near you, call us now. We also welcome patients residing in nearby communities Glenwood, West Jasper Place, Terra Losa, Morin Industrial, Britannia Youngstown, Canora, and Sherwood.