Protect damaged teeth with Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a versatile tool used by dentists to help preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. Porcelain crowns are tooth-coloured, mercury-free restorations that are sturdy enough to withstand the bite force of your mouth while blending in with your natural smile. Dr. Kenneth Poznikoff and his team at Riverside Dental Clinic in Drumheller, Alberta, use dental crowns to restore your teeth’ full functionality and improve your smile’s aesthetics.
The benefits of porcelain crowns
Dental crowns act as a protective cap for your tooth that provides support and seals out bacteria. Porcelain is especially popular for use in a front tooth crown, and many patients want crowns as a solution to cosmetic issues with their teeth, such as chips or intrinsic staining. Porcelain crowns mimic the natural shade and sheen of your teeth for a seamless restoration.
Your dentist may suggest a dental crown for a fractured tooth or after filling a large cavity or root canal. Dental crowns are fixed over dental implants to replace missing teeth. With proper care, dental crowns can last 15 years or longer, and they allow you to chew and speak with confidence.
What to expect from your procedure
Dental crowns are designed to have a tight fit over your tooth, and your dentist will remove some of the outer enamel and reshape your tooth to prepare it for a crown. We use potent local anesthetics to numb the treatment area and ensure the process is entirely painless. Once the tooth is prepped, your dentist will make an impression of your tooth using dental moulding. The impression is then sent to a lab, where they will create your crown. Your dentist will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth and prevent your gums from getting in the way.
Once your permanent crown is ready, you can return to the office to check the fit and have it bonded in place. Your dentist can adjust the crown to ensure it is comfortable, and you will be able to resume your regular eating routine the following day when the bonding has set. By maintaining regular appointments and sticking with good hygiene, we can work with you to prevent future issues. Contact our office in Drumheller, AB, today at (833) 575-1855 to learn more about how we can help.