Dental Crowns in Hamilton
Dental crowns, or caps, are a permanent restoration solution after a tooth has been weakened. A naturalistic crown is seated on the tooth to protect it from further damage.
Reasons your dentist may recommend a crown:
- To prevent an at-risk tooth from chipping
- To protect a tooth that has had a deep cavity or root canal
- To protect a fractured tooth
- If the dentist feels a tooth has a significant chance of breaking
- To attach a bridge
Getting a crown fitted and placed is painless!
The dentist will first assess your tooth visually and with an x-ray if needed. Then, your dentist will reshape the tooth so that a crown can fit nicely on the tooth and imitate the pre-existing shape.
Once the tooth is reshaped, an impression (mould) will be taken to make sure the permanent crown fits your tooth exactly. Those impressions can be sent to the lab where it can take 2-3 weeks to create the porcelain crown or the dentist may offer a same-day crown that is made in-office.
If the dentist opts to send the crown to be made in an outside laboratory, they will fit you with a temporary crown.
Placing the permanent crown
The area is numbed, and the temporary crown removed. The new porcelain crown is then cemented into place and is fully set by the time the numbing agent wears off.
How long do dental crowns last?
Depending on how well you treat your teeth, crowns can last up to fifteen years! Flossing and brushing regularly, booking regular cleaning and check-ups with your dentist, and eating a healthy diet, can help extend the life of your crown.
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