Usually, if you have a cavity your dentist will fix the problem with a filling. If you have too much too decay for a filling to solve, you’ll need dental crowns. Winnipeg’s Southwood Dental Centre provides dental crowns that can restore your tooth’s shape, size and strength, as well as improve the appearance. This means dental crowns can fix a wide range of problems including misshaped teeth and other aesthetic issues.
When damage to your teeth is extreme, we can use dental crowns to make them look as good as new. Call Southwood Dental Centre for a consultation about our dental crowns in Winnipeg.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a broken, cracked or damaged tooth. It is used to cover or“cap” the damaged tooth to restore its original shape and appearance. It can also be placed on top of a dental implant to replace missing teeth. In the past, often teeth that were damaged had to be removed and didn’t have a good way to be replaced. Now,damaged teeth can be covered or replaced with dental crowns. They are a great way to solve many dental problems, including:
Dental crowns can be used on patients of all ages, including children. For children, crowns can be used on primary, also called baby, teeth in order to:
You will want to choose the type of crowns you use based on several factors such as age, the problem with your teeth and how long you’ll need the crowns to last.
Fitting Dental Crowns
To start off the dental crown process, your dentist first has to reduce the size of your teeth so that the crowns will fit properly and not cause crowding in your mouth. After the teeth have been reduced, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and gums that will provide an exact mold for the crowns. If porcelain or ceramic are being used, your dentist will also determine the correct shade for the crowns to match your existing teeth.
Using the impression, a dental lab makes your crowns in the material specified by your dentist. While the crowns are being fabricated, you’ll receive temporary dental crowns. When the permanent dental crowns are ready, the temporary ones are removed and the new ones are cemented over your teeth.
For seemingly unusual or unsightly dental problems, dental crowns are a great option. Winnipeg residents can rely on dental crowns to restore the strength, size and shape of teeth in a variety of situations. With proper care, dental crowns can last a lifetime. However, they can sometimes become loose or fall out. Good oral hygiene is the most important step you can take in maintaining your dental crowns. Brush twice a day and floss daily to keep your gums and remaining teeth healthy, and be sure to visit your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.