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Everything You Need To Know About Dental Crowns

21 May 2015

Everything You Need To Know About Dental Crowns

Do you have a chipped tooth or teeth that you wish to restore? Dental crowns may be a good option for you! Dental crowns are common when a tooth needs a filling, but is too small to hold a filling or after a tooth as gotten a root canal, where the tooth is covered and restored to make it look like the original tooth. They are also used to cover dental implants. Here is everything you need to know about dental crowns:

Cosmetic Uses

The best dentist in Ottawa knows that today’s society is concerned with appearances and knows how to restore someone’s smile. They can make your smile look better with dental crowns while your oral health is improved at the same time.

Oral Health

It is important to take care of your teeth and restore them promptly when needed. Otherwise, bacteria can easily enter your tooth and make its way down the root. Dental crowns help with your oral health because they cover chipped teeth, thus preventing any bacteria from entering through a crevice.

Two Visits

The procedure to place dental crowns is quite simple, and usually takes two visits to complete the process. First, the dentist would use a local anaesthetic and file down the tooth that needs a dental crown. A mold is then taken of the patient’s tooth and used to create the dental crown; in the meantime, a temporary crown is placed on the patient’s tooth. On the next visit, usually two weeks later, the dentist will place the permanent dental crown on the patient’s tooth. The dental crown is created to match the colour and texture of the rest of the patient’s teeth.

Porcelain or Composite Crowns

The best dentist in Ottawa will be able to offer their recommendation based on your needs and their experience. While porcelain crowns look more natural, they can more easily be chipped and therefore should not normally be placed on back teeth. Composite crowns also look natural, but wear off more easily, which can lead to staining the tooth in the long-term.

Dental Bridges

If you require a dental bridge, which helps cover several teeth at once, this procedure usually take two visits to the dentist, just like getting a dental crown. The best dentist in Ottawa will ensure that the several teeth that need restoration are properly covered and that the procedure is painless with a local anaesthetic.

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