Dental crowns can be thought of as “covers” or “caps” that are placed over teeth to improve shape, alignment, appearance, and strength.
Your Willow Dental dentist may recommend that you undergo dental crown treatment in the event that a tooth is particularly weak (due to decay) as a means to:
- Prevent it from breaking down any further
- Repair a tooth that is already broken
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or discoloured
There are several different types of crowns, including ceramic, porcelain, resin and stainless steel. When properly taken care of, dental crowns can last for as many as 15 years.
Inlays and onlays are a mix of dental fillings and crowns used to restore large cavities. Inlays and onlays cover different areas of the tooth, respectively.
A dental crown treatment typically takes two appointments to complete.
During your first appointment, we will evaluate whether your tooth can support a crown. We’ll then begin shaping it down in preparation for the crown. We may also need to fill the tooth in the case of severely damaged or broken teeth.
We may also take a digital impression so that the permanent crown can be made in its shape. You will have a temporary crown until then. Once the permanent crown is ready, you can schedule your second appointment.
At that point, the temporary crown will be replaced with the permanent crown, which will be fastened to your tooth. After a little bit of time, your crown will function and look like a regular tooth.
At Willow Dental, we have dedicated professionals on our team, from our dentists to our dental hygienists. Dental care begins with a friendly and welcoming environment, and we’re committed to making you feel comfortable before, during, and after your treatment.
Our professionals are committed to staying educated within their field in order to provide up-to-date dental practices. We have been trusted by families to provide dental services for over 50 years – in fact, some of our patients have been with us since the beginning.
When you come to Willow Dental, you will immediately feel at home. Our staff will go out of their way to provide you with the care you need. We take the time to explain procedures, to answer questions, and to relieve any concerns you may have.