Don’t let a damaged or decayed tooth stop you from smiling! At Clayburn Dental in Abbotsford, our family dentists provide dental crowns as a restorative treatment option.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth's surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth-coloured) crowns are the most popular. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and colour or your teeth giving you a natural, healthy-looking smile.
Who is a candidate for dental crowns?
A good candidate for dental crowns is any patient with the following dental concerns:
- broken or fractured teeth
- decayed teeth
- fractured fillings
- large fillings
- tooth with a root canal
- aesthetic enhancement
What does getting a dental crown involve?
Dental crown treatment usually requires two dental appointments. The first will include taking the impressions that will be used to create your custom dental crown. Impressions will also be used to create a temporary crown, which will stay on your tooth until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare it by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once this is accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement, and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
During your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed. You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown by one of the dentists at Clayburn Dental.