What is A Dental Crown?
A crown or "cap" is a protective cover that is placed over your tooth in order to restore the structure, look and feel. Crowns are generally made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. There are a number of different types of porcelain crowns which are utilized in different applications. Crowns look natural and are specially color matched to enhance your smile and look natural.
Our conservative dentistry understands the reservations many have with dental work and strives to make the process as comfortable as possible for you. If you have any concerns, please feel free to discuss them with Dr. Gray or visit our website for more information.
Why Would I Need A Dental Crown?
When a tooth is weakened, cracked or heavily decayed a crown is the best option to prolong the life of the tooth and prevent further problems.
If you have large fillings often a crown will be recommended as the tooth is no longer structurally sound on its own. A crown is a "tooth saver" in many situations.
First the tooth is prepared under local anesthetic by reducing its thickness and height in order to make space for the crown. Then your tooth is digitally scanned and the image is sent to our lab where a crown is created. A temporary crown is made for you to go home with.
In about a week your crown is ready and is affixed once you are happy with the "look and feel".
Will My Dental Crown Look Natural?
Crowns are a great way to enhance your smile. We custom match the colour with a special shade gun that scans and reads the colour. This information is passed onto the ceramist who specializes in colour matching.
Our office also offers custom staining, where the ceramist will come in and add detail to the crown while you are here and be part of the process.
We are dedicated to making sure that you are happy with the results before the crown is placed.
What Can I Expect?
With our iTero digital scanner, we can create an image of your mouth and bite digitally. The results are stored on your digital file and sent electronically to the lab. The digital imaging process is less intrusive, more comfortable and more accurate than the traditional method (using an impression material and trays).
More Questions? -
Please contact the Newmarket Dental office about this latex free procedure. We would be happy to help!