Dental Crowns in Winnipeg

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.

Dental Crowns in Winnipeg Can Resolve Many Problems

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:

  • Replacing large filings
  • Protecting weak teeth from fracturing
  • Preventing the spread of tooth decay
  • Restoring fractured teeth
  • Attaching a bridge
  • Covering dental implants
  • Covering discoloured or misshaped teeth
  • Covering teeth that have had root canal treatments

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: 

  • Save a tooth that can't support a filling
  • Protect the teeth of children who have difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene
  • Decrease the frequency of general anesthesia for children because of age, behavior, or medical history

Types of Dental Crowns in Winnipeg

Dental crowns can be made of many materials, from metals to ceramics, each with their own benefits. The different types of dental crowns include:

  • Stainless steel crowns are often used temporarily, and they cover the entire tooth to protect from further decay. They are most often used for children’s teeth because they don’t require multiple visits to put in place and are cost-effective 
  • Metal alloys used in crowns range from gold to palladium, and can withstand biting and chewing forces. They are perhaps the longest lasting crowns, and they rarely chip or break. However, they only come in a metallic colour. 
  • Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be custom-fitted and manufactured to resemble the tone and contour of your natural teeth. They are often suitable for people with metal allergies, and are a great choice for front teeth. 
  • Resin dental crowns are the least expensive type; however, they wear down over time and are more prone to cracks and fractures than other crowns. They are most often used as temporary crowns.

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.

Restore Damaged or Missing Teeth with Dental Crowns

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.

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