Dental Crowns in Darch
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Benefits of Dental Crowns
- The appearance and shape of your natural tooth can be restored with dental crowns. At Darch Dental Centre, we can place crowns over the broken or decayed tooth surface to give it shape again or restore its original size.
- Dental crowns are a great way to hold your broken or cracked tooth together. Darch Dental Centre offers high-quality dental crowns that will restore your tooth and give you a confident smile.
- Your teeth should match each other as closely as possible to retain their natural appearance. Dental crowns are an exciting procedure since they allow you to have teeth that are securely fitted and that match the form and size of your natural teeth.
- Dental crowns are a great way to protect a damaged or decayed tooth enamel. They can also be used to restore a tooth that has gone through a root canal treatment.
- When a tooth is chipped or fractured, a dental crown can be a great way to relieve the pain. Dental crowns can provide pain relief to people who have suffered dental injuries.
- Dental crowns provide an affordable and long-term option for many patients because of their durability. They provide confidence that your smile will look great for years to come.
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There are several reasons why dental crowns may be necessary:
- A dental crown can restore the natural appearance of an entire tooth that has been damaged or discoloured.
- Following a large filling, if the tooth is left with very little original material, a dental crown will be necessary in order to protect the tooth.
- Teeth with severe damage, cracks, decay, or severe wear need crowns.
- The tooth structure becomes more fragile following a root canal. Crowns protect teeth from infection and further damage.
- Once a dental implant has been installed, a dental crown can be fitted on top of it.
If a patient has decayed teeth, deep fillings, broken teeth, cracked teeth, or unprotected roots, they are good candidates for dental crowns. Several other factors need to be considered as well:
- At least some of the tooth must remain for a crown to be fitted. You can still use dental crowns even if you have a cracked or broken tooth that still has its tooth root.
- You are in suitable health to undergo dental treatment. For a crown to be fitted, the tooth must be prepared by grinding and polishing, and you must have good dental health to undergo this procedure.
- Your teeth, gums, and jawbone tissues are all healthy. For example, a decayed tooth must be addressed before a dental crown is placed. This is to prevent the tooth from decaying under the cap.
- It is essential that you maintain good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice a day, flossing every day, and visiting your dentist regularly.
It typically takes two appointments to perform a dental crown procedure. The first appointment involves an examination and preparation of your teeth. An enamel layer will be removed from your tooth, and an impression will be taken with a putty-like material or a digital scanner. Your impression will be sent to the laboratory, which will create the dental crown. The procedure may take a few weeks.
In the meantime, you may receive a temporary crown. You will need to come back to our dental clinic for the crown fitting once the permanent crown is ready. After removing the temporary crown, we will bond your new permanent crown to your tooth.
- To keep crowns in good condition, keep your mouth healthy and clean. Brush twice daily and floss regularly. A person needs to clean between their teeth by flossing if they want to prevent plaque from damaging their crowns and adjacent teeth.
- Avoid sugary and acidic foods that will cause plaque-causing bacteria to flourish. A plaque-free mouth will keep the tooth beneath the crown from becoming infected. As long as the restored tooth is healthy, the crown will not come loose or fall off.
- Routine dental check-ups are essential to ensure that a dental patient’s dental crowns are in good shape. A dentist performs dental crown exams to ensure the teeth encased in crowns are healthy. Additionally, they confirm that the crowns still fit tightly.
- Stay away from or be cautious when eating very sticky or chewy foods. You can loosen crowns by eating sticky foods like gum and beef jerky. Consume these foods in moderation if you have a dental crown.
- Avoid biting or chewing on hard foods, such as ice, to prevent cracking the porcelain.
- You might also be prescribed a mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night to protect your crown and other teeth. You should also wear a custom mouthguard while playing contact sports to prevent your crowns from breaking.
In some cases, a crown may need to be replaced earlier than its estimated life expectancy. A crown that falls out is the most obvious sign that it needs to be replaced. It can occur due to excessive wear and tear, an injury to the mouth, or other dental conditions. The following are other signs that a crown needs to be replaced:
- When the crown-covered tooth is painful or swollen
- If the crown feels loose or has rough edges
- If the structure of your dental crown does not seem to be the same as when it was first placed
- If your gums start pulling away from your crown
Crowns are priced differently based on which tooth they are needed for and the type of crown. The cost of a ceramic crown ranges from $1,500 to $1,700, and a full metal crown is up to $2,100. Zirconia and gold crowns may incur additional costs.
We suggest that you visit our clinic to obtain an estimate from our dentist regarding the cost of dental crowns.