Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns

Has your dentist advised you to consider a dental crown? If so, don’t worry ­– you’re not alone.

What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is like a cap that fits over a dental implant or damaged tooth.

When used over top of a damaged tooth, crowns are an effective, permanent, natural-looking option that, in many cases, are the only way to fix your tooth and avoid an extraction.

Dental crowns can also be paired with a dental implant to form one of the most common and effective tooth replacement options offered by your family dentist in Burlington.

Why are dental crowns so popular?
Here are a few reasons why dental crowns are one of the most common procedures performed by dentists today.

  1. They are permanent
    Dental crowns are not removable. They mimic the look and function of your natural teeth, and if you care for them properly with a thorough, consistent oral hygiene routine that includes brushing twice daily and regular flossing, your crowns could last the rest of your life.
  2. They reduce discomfort
    Dental crowns are often used to repair cracks or chips in the tooth or worn-down enamel. These conditions can cause significant pain and discomfort, so having the tooth repaired with a crown will ease patient suffering right away.
  3. They look great
    Dental crowns are custom made to fit your mouth, so they will fit perfectly. Because they fit so perfectly, they will retain the natural shape of your face. Also, dental crowns are built using impressions that your dentist takes of your mouth, so the result is a replica that is the exact shape and size of your natural teeth. They are even coloured to match the rest of your teeth. For this reason, it’s usually impossible to distinguish a dental crown from a natural tooth, giving you back your natural smile.
  4. It’s an easy procedure
    Getting a dental crown is relatively easy. Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth and send them off to a lab where your custom crown will be created. In the meantime, your dentist can provide you with a temporary crown that will keep your mouth functional while you wait for the final product.

If you think you may need a dental crown, now is the perfect time to get checked out, as there’s still time to come in and have your initial assessment covered by your 2022 benefits.

Call the team at Teeth R Us Dental Centre in Burlington today to book an appointment. We will schedule your smile consultation with Dr. Ahmed and get you started on the journey of smiling with confidence.