Dental Crowns in Scarborough
Crowns (caps) are used to provide structural support for teeth that have been compromised. Teeth with fractures or substantial loss of structure due to trauma or cavities may need a crown to enhance the long term survival of the tooth.
Some indications for a tooth in need of a crown restoration are:
- Loss of large amount of tooth structure due to cavities
- Severe wear of teeth due to grinding or clinching habits
- Root canal treatment of teeth
- Restoring the functional and aesthetic contours of teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
There are multiple types of crowns that are used in dentistry today. Depending on the specific conditions of the patient and their individual aesthetic or functional requirements, a certain type of crown may be chosen. This will be discussed during the treatment planning session with each patient.
Dental Crown Procedure
The procedure for dental crowns may involve multiple appointments. During the initial examination, a treatment plan is provided that explains the type of crown needed for the patient. The patient then returns for the preparation of the tooth and placement of a provisional (temporary) crown.
A third appointment is needed for the cementation of the crown. We may ask our patients to return for a follow-up appointment a few weeks later to check for any potential adjustments that may be needed.
Patients have to remember that good oral hygiene is of importance in the long-term duration of your dental work. Regular hygiene appointments and dental check ups are necessary to ensure the long-term health of your restorations.
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If you have any questions or concerns regarding Dental Crowns, feel free to contact us and set up a consultation appointment with one of our dentists.