Individuals suffering from teeth that are decayed, cracked, broken, or otherwise deteriorating can contact Great Smile Family Dental today to receive assistance in recreating a healthy, perfect smile. We can help through the creation of high-quality, permanent dental crowns, which sit on top of a damaged tooth and form a new surface for eating and smiling.
A dental crown is a synthetic top or ‘cap’ made to sit on top of an injured or damaged tooth. They are often made of porcelain or a synthetic resin and are cemented into place to prevent them from falling out. The crown protects the soft pulp of the tooth from damage and also provides a new surface for chewing and breaking down food.
Receiving a dental crown in West Edmonton is simple and easy. First and foremost, an interested individual should schedule an appointment with a dentist for a thorough exam. The purpose of the exam is to determine whether or not a patient would be a good candidate for the procedure. If the tooth can be saved, then the dentist will start the process of creating a crown.
The first step is removing any decay, typically by scraping away damaged sections. The area is then sanitized and then filed down on the top and sides to make space for the crown. A mold is made of the filed tooth, and then the mold is used to create the crown.
The creation of the crown can take up to two weeks, so dentists often place a temporary model on the tooth for protection. After two weeks, the patient returns for an appointment, and the crown is cemented in place. When the cement dries, the crown will be ready for use.
Teeth with crowns function like usual, and patients can once again enjoy their regular activities. Call us today to schedule a consultation for dental crowns in Edmonton.