You Should Revamp Your Smile With Dental Crowns: Here’s Why

You Should Revamp Your Smile With Dental Crowns: Here’s Why

Oct 16, 2020

Are you having trouble smiling because of cracked, chipped or stained teeth? Do not fret; there are a myriad of options that can resolve any dental issue and your smile will be better than ever. Having blemished teeth usually removes the pep in your step, and your self-esteem can plummet.

Who wouldn’t want that gold standard smile that dazzles every time you smile? With modern dentistry, the limit is in your mind.

One of the preferred choices, when it comes to restoring damaged teeth, is a tooth cap.

Tooth cap or dental crowns in Downtown Toronto, are a revolutionary treatment that is able to transform your smile, and you will not have to break the bank to get them.

Most probably you might be wondering if you really need a crown and if you need it, then what type of dental crown is best for you?

But First, What Is a Crown?

Before we get into the type, let’s get the definition out of the way. Imagine, for a second, what a cap does. Now, a crown operates under the same principle as a cap, hence the name tooth cap.

It can be made from different materials, including tooth-colored materials such as porcelain. When you have a damaged tooth, and you need to repair it, a tooth crown can be used to restore the damaged tooth.

However, how do you know if you will need an inlay, a filling or a crown?

So, Do You Really Need a Crown?

During your visit, our dentist near you will examine your teeth and evaluate your case and guide you appropriately. However, some of the common reasons for getting a crown are:

  • To cover an implant
  • To cover a weakened or damaged tooth after severe decay
  • To replace a large filling
  • To align your bite
  • To cover a tooth that has undergone a root canal procedure
  • To reinforce a cracked or damaged tooth
  • For cosmetic reasons: such as leveling the size of your teeth or improving the color of your teeth.

What Are Crowns Made From?

As mentioned earlier, crowns can be made from different materials. Metal alloys, porcelain, ceramics, porcelain fused to metal and composite resin, and zirconia may be used.

The crown needs to fit comfortably in your mouth and function as a natural tooth would. To decide which type of crown is appropriate for you, our dentist will consider the following:

  • Your preference
  • Your tooth’s function and location
  • The color and shade of your tooth
  • The position of your gum tissue
  • Your biocompatibility with the material

After these factors have been considered, then our dentist can proceed with placing the selected crown.

Placing a Dental Crown

Generally, it takes two dental visits for you to complete the process of getting a crown. Here are the steps involved:

  • First, our dentist will prepare your teeth by removing some of the hard outer part (enamel) to create room for the crown to fit. If there is any tooth decay, it will be removed. If your tooth needs additional structure for it to support the crown, then our dentist will build up the core of your teeth.
  • Your impression will be taken so that we can create a crown that is the exact replica of your natural tooth. A digital scan is usually used to make the impression of your teeth.
  • There are chances that you might get a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being customized. When you have the temporary crown, you might experience tooth sensitivity. Also, avoid chewing gum while using a temporary crown.
  • When the crown is ready, our dentist will place the crown on your tooth and finesse it. If you are happy with how it looks, then it is cemented into place.

How to Care for Your Crowns?

Just like your natural teeth, your crowns can get damaged. Another thing that you should be wary of is that your natural tooth under the crown can get cavities. Therefore, you need to:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once
  • Do not chew hard foods, nails, and other hard objects
  • Visit our dentist for routine cleanings and exams

The Takeaway

Crowns are designed to look and function like your natural teeth. They can completely alter and improve your smile.

Call us today, at Rusholme Family Dentistry, so as we can walk with you through the process of getting your revamped smile.

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