Strong, Beautiful Porcelain Crowns Can Restore Your Smile
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps designed to completely cover a tooth to the gumline. When a tooth becomes fractured, decayed, or worn down with age, porcelain dental crowns can strengthen and stabilize the tooth. They can also be used to cosmetically enhance individual teeth. The high-quality porcelain crowns we provide at our Montreal, Quebec, practice are virtually indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth. Durable and stain-resistant with a lifelike sheen, they look and feel completely natural. To learn more, please contact us today.
Porcelain crowns serve many purposes. They can be used as a cosmetic dentistry solution to cover worn or discolored teeth, or as a reconstructive dentistry treatment to strengthen teeth following treatment for trauma or decay. They can also be used in conjunction with a dental bridge to fill in gaps left by missing teeth. If you are missing a tooth, a crown can be used in conjunction with a dental implant to completely replace the tooth.
Placing Dental Crowns
Creating and placing a porcelain crown usually takes two visits to our office. During the first visit, your dentist will treat the tooth and reshape it to create a proper base for the crown. The treatment area will be numbed for your comfort, and sedation including oral conscious and intravenous (IV) sedation is also available for patients who experience anxiety or extreme sensitivity to dental care. Once the tooth has been treated, your dentist will take impressions that will be used to guide technicians at our partner lab. He will also provide the lab with specific instructions for matching the color of your crown to your teeth. Finally, your dentist will place a temporary dental crown you can wear until the permanent crown is complete. After about two weeks, you will return to receive the permanent crown. Your restored tooth will appear and function like a healthy, natural tooth.
Crowns provide many functional and aesthetic benefits. Following treatment for trauma or decay, teeth need structural support. Otherwise, the tooth would not be able to withstand the pressure of chewing. Dental crowns are meticulously crafted to cover a treated tooth and provide the utmost comfort and functionality. Meanwhile, crowns are custom designed to look completely natural among your teeth, so you will not have to feel self-conscious when you smile.
Caring for Your Crown
Crowns are durable, and with proper care, you can expect them to last many years. With a crown in place, you should continue to brush and floss every day, but you should modify your flossing technique to pull the floss from front to back within the gap, rather than up and down. You should also avoid biting or chewing hard or sticky foods with your crown. During your recommended biannual examinations, your dentist can assess the condition of your crown.
Make an Appointment
If you have suffered tooth decay, trauma, or the loss of a tooth, porcelain crowns are a relatively simple solution that can help your smile look great and function properly. Contact Smile Montreal to schedule an appointment.
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