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Dental Crowns Basics

The Basics Of Dental Crowns

If you have chipped or missing teeth, dental crowns can help you to restore your smile naturally. Dental crowns are designed to mimic the look of natural teeth. They can easily replace a tooth that doesn’t have enough structure to hold a filling. Most dentists recommend crowns after getting a root canal or in order to cover dental implants. If you are considering having dental crowns, here’s some information you probably need to know.

Improve Dental Health And Cosmetics

Dental crowns are not just used for cosmetic purposes; they can also be used to improve oral health. Having missing or chipped teeth is very risky since it puts your gums and roots at high risk of infection. A cosmetic dentist may recommend dental crowns Toronto to prevent your teeth from decay.

Restore your Smile

Probably the top reason why people consider dental crowns is to get a pleasant appearance of a full set of teeth. Having missing or chipped teeth can make someone lose their confidence. Crowns appear very natural and can be used to fix dental problems without making it look so obvious.

Quick And Simple Procedure

The procedure of placing dental crowns is considered very simple and easy. Most dentists are able to do it within just two visits. During the initial visit, the dentist will take a mold of your tooth than needs the crown and then use it to design a special crown for it. The permanent dental crown is usually placed on the tooth during the second visit after the affected tooth has been filed down. The procedure of filing the tooth where the implant will be placed is done under local anesthetic so it’s very quick and painless. A reputable dentist is able to make the dental crown appear very natural by matching the color and texture to your original teeth.

Different Types of Crowns

Materials Used For Making Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be made using different materials. The most common are porcelain crowns and composite crowns. A dentist should be able to recommend the type of crowns that are suitable for you depending on the situation. Porcelain crowns are used more often because they appear very natural. The major drawback of porcelain crowns is that they can easily chip so they need to be placed on the back teeth. Composite crowns are also ideal because they can mimic the look of natural teeth. However, composite dental crowns can wear off quickly exposing your teeth to stains.

Ways To Cover Missing or Chipped Teeth

Your dentist may recommend a dental bridge especially if you have a number of teeth that need to be covered at once. The dental bridges will be placed after at least two visits just like the process of inserting dental crowns. With dental bridges, the teeth than need restoration will be covered fully and the procedure also uses a local anesthetic to prevent the patient from feeling any pain. Work with a reputable dentist to identify the procedure that best suits your case.

We are a Family Friendly Practice

 

At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

 

We are a Family Friendly Practice

At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

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