Dental Crown Installation Edmonton

Dental Crowns: Need and Types

Due to the age or some accidents in the past, we might need dental crown installation on the teeth. You can get the dental crown fixed at any good dental clinic in Edmonton where a dentist will guide you in the right fitment. According to Dr. Philip, senior Dentist in dental crown services, the crown not only protects your teeth, but it also helps you to gain back the lost confidence and smile. Here are few conditions when you need a dental crown:

  1. To protect a broken or weak tooth. Many times the health of the teeth is affected by the decay and the crown helps it from breaking by holding it together.
  2. To restore teeth that is already broken.
  3. To cover up a tooth that has a heavy filling inside.
  4. To hold teeth that have dental bridges attached to them.
  5. To cover a discolored or misshaped teeth.
  6. To cover a dental implant.
  7. To cover a cosmetic procedure of the teeth to make it look natural.

You can get to choose the type of crown that you want to get implanted. Here are some choices you have.

  1. Stainless Steel Crown

Stainless steel crowns are used on the permanent teeth. They are pre fabricated and they are often used to protect the filling inside the teeth. A tooth needs to be prepped before the stainless steel crown fitment. This crown covers up the entire teeth, protecting it from any further decay. They are used on the primary teeth in children. As the new teeth grow, the primary tooth comes off with the crown. Stainless steel crowns are cost effective and they require multiple settings for the proper fitment.

  1. Porcelain Crown

The porcelain crowns are matched with the color of your teeth and they are not noticeable. However, they are not quite as strong and build to last as the stainless steel crowns and they can chirp or break over the period of time. Over the time, the metal lining inside the crown can be visible from the gum line. This type of crown is suggested for the front and back teeth.

  1. All Resin Crowns

These types of crowns are less expensive than the other crowns. However, they are more prone to breakage as compared to the porcelain and stainless steel crowns. The dental clinic in Edmonton recommends them to be used on adults.

  1. All ceramic and All Porcelain

You can also have either the full ceramic crown or full porcelain crown. They provide you the best color matching with the teeth and they look exactly the same. All ceramic crowns are not as strong as the porcelain ones and they can wear down a bit faster than them. But if you want a crown that looks exactly like the natural teeth, then the ceramic option is the obvious choice.