If you have a tooth in need of repair, a dental crown in South Calgary is a good solution if your tooth is broken or decayed past the point of what a filling can restore. A crown protects the integrity of your natural tooth while giving you back the aesthetics and function you had before. If you've never had a tooth crown before, here's what you can expect throughout the process.
During Your First Crown Visit
Your dental crown can typically be completed over a few weeks with two visits to your dentist. The first appointment is to prepare your tooth for its final restoration by taking impressions of it and fitting a temporary crown for you to wear while a trusted dental lab makes your new crown.
It typically takes two to three weeks for the dental lab to finish your crown.
During Your Second Crown Visit
Once your new tooth is finished, you'll return to your dentist in South Calgary to have your permanent restoration placed. Your dentist will make adjustments at this time to ensure that your bite works properly so you can chew with ease and enjoy all the foods you love.
Now you're ready to go and enjoy your new tooth!
When Do I Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is recommended for larger areas of decay, broken teeth, strengthening a tooth that's had root canal treatment, covering cosmetic imperfections like stained or broken teeth, or as a restoration for a dental implant.
Tooth crowns are designed to replace your entire tooth, fitting over your remaining tooth and protecting your root. Porcelain crowns in South Calgary give you the aesthetics you want for your smile and the function you need to chew and eat all the foods you love.
If you would like more information about tooth crowns, we welcome your call to our South Calgary dental office.