Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns Treatment in Whitby

Dental Crowns

If you are wondering if crowns are right for you or have questions about how they can improve your overall oral health, the following is some general information provided by Brooklin Village Dental Care to answer your questions.

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Understanding Dental Crowns in Whitby, ON

Crowns are used to reinforce a tooth that’s become damaged, most typically from decay or trauma. They can also be used to enhance the tooth’s appearance or shape, and to help it align with the rest of the teeth.

There are four types of crowns that we use at Brooklin Village Dental Care: ceramic, porcelain, gold, and base metal alloys.

Some factors to take into consideration to determine which type of crown will be used are whether or not you grind your teeth, the cost of the material, and whether or not you have any allergies to metal.

Speaking to your dentist about these issues will help you choose the right type of crown for you.

The Difference Between Dental Crowns and Bridges

The difference between dental crowns and bridges is that the dental crown covers a tooth, whereas a bridge fills a gap where one or more teeth are missing.

The benefits of crowns and bridges are to protect a weak tooth and improve the appearance, shape, and alignment.

What to Expect During Your Dental Crown Procedure

There are four main steps in the dental crown procedure:

  1. The dentist will provide you with local anesthesia in order to prepare the tooth for a crown. He or she will also make a mold of the tooth from which the crown will be made from at the lab.
  2. Shaping the tooth requires that a certain portion of the tooth be filed away. If there is any decay or weak spots those will need to be dealt with so that the crown has enough structure to set on.
  3. The dentist will then place a temporary crown with temporary cement, and you can then choose the type of crown and color you want.
  4. When the crown comes back from the lab, the dentist will then remove the temporary crown and replace it with the permanent crown.

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At Brooklin Village Dental Care we understand that your time is important. That’s why we offer Saturday and evening appointments in Whitby, ON to accommodate your busy schedule. Make your appointment today!

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