Crowns are a great way to hide unsightly teeth and provide additional support for weakened tooth structure. Here at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, ON, Dr. Brian Kaplansky uses dental crowns to treat patients' smiles. Read on to learn what this versatile treatment can do for you!
More about Dental Crowns
The crowns are synthetic cap-like dental appliances that are placed on top of damaged teeth in order to restore function and appearance, as well as to protect teeth after a restorative procedure. Unlike veneers, crowns don't just cover the front surface of teeth and are more durable.
Crowns also help with:
- Attaching bridges
- Covering implants
- Prevents an existing filling from becoming loose or dislocated
Getting a crown isn't complicated or painful, and it actually fairly routine. First, the existing tooth structure is reduced so that the crown can fit over it. Next, your Mississauga dentist takes an impression of the newly remodeled tooth to create a custom-designed crown. A lab then takes the impression and manufactures a custom-designed crown. During this time, you will receive a temporary crown until its permanent counterpart is ready. Once the finalized crown arrives, it is cemented in place.
Crowns don't require special care and may last up to eight years or longer. All you need to do is maintain a healthy oral regimen, including daily brushing/flossing and regular visits to the dentist. If you have a jaw clenching or teeth grinding issue, make sure you get nightguards and avoid sugary food that can cause serious decay.
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Dental crowns are a versatile treatment that can address a number of issues including discolorations, physical injuries, and post-procedure recovery. If you have any questions or concerns regarding crowns, make sure to contact your Mississauga, ON, dentist, Dr. Brian Kaplansky today at (905) 826-4929.