Dental Crowns in Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove & Edmonton
Smiles Dental Group provides dental crowns, often referred to as ‘caps’. Crowns could be necessary for several reasons such as protecting a weakened tooth resulting from decay, to reinforce a structurally unstable large filling, or just to cover a severely discolored tooth.
Dental crowns are meant to cover the part of the tooth around and above the gum line and meant to become the tooth’s new outer surface or ‘shell’.
The procedure first involves reducing or removing of a layer of the tooth in question, allowing space for the dental crown material. The amount removed will depend on the choice of materials (gold alloy, zirconia, porcelain fused to metal, all resin, and ceramic). Our dentists will then take an imprint of the reduced tooth and the lab technician will cast or otherwise fabricate a crown from that imprint – which is later cemented on the damaged tooth by the dentist. Choosing a non-metallic material for your dental crown allows dentists to even make it appear tooth colored so that it blends in with your other teeth. In the meanwhile, you will be provided with a temporary cap to protect your tooth.
Benefits of installing of a crown include prevention of further decay and damage and it also helps to protect a particularly sensitive tooth.