Dental Crowns in Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove & Edmonton
Smiles Dental Group provides dental crowns, often referred to as ‘caps’. Crowns could be necessary for several reasons such as protecting a weakened tooth resulting from decay, to reinforce a structurally unstable large filling, or just to cover a severely discolored tooth.
Dental crowns are meant to cover the part of the tooth around and above the gum line and meant to become the tooth’s new outer surface or ‘shell’.
The procedure first involves reducing or removing of a layer of the tooth in question, allowing space for the dental crown material. The amount removed will depend on the choice of materials (gold alloy, zirconia, porcelain fused to metal, all resin, and ceramic). Our dentists will then take an imprint of the reduced tooth and the lab technician will cast or otherwise fabricate a crown from that imprint – which is later cemented on the damaged tooth by the dentist. Choosing a non-metallic material for your dental crown allows dentists to even make it appear tooth colored so that it blends in with your other teeth. In the meanwhile, you will be provided with a temporary cap to protect your tooth.
Benefits of installing of a crown include prevention of further decay and damage and it also helps to protect a particularly sensitive tooth.
Who needs a dental crown?
A dental crown may be needed for the following conditions:
To protect a weak tooth from decay or breaking or to hold together parts of a fractured tooth
Restore a severely worn or broken tooth
Support and cover a tooth with a large filling and not much tooth remaining
Cover discolored or misshaped tooth
Restore a tooth treated with a root canal
Restore a dental implant
Types of crowns materials:
Permanent crowns can be made from all resin, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all porcelain and zirconia.
Metals used in crowns include chromium, nickel, palladium or gold. In terms of durability, they hardly chip or break, and can be the longest lasting. Also, they only need a small amount of tooth to be removed. They can also withstand chewing forces and biting. However, they don’t give a natural looking restoration, so they are usually used for out-of-sight molars.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns: These dental crowns can be matched to the color of other teeth. The tooth color is more natural. However, sometimes the metal under the crown’s porcelain cap is visible as a dark line. These crowns can be suitable for back or front teeth.
All porcelain or all ceramic dental crowns or zirconia crowns: As compared to any other crown type, they can provide the best natural color. They are also a great alternative for people who are allergic to metal. They are great choice for front teeth.
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