Our Richmond Hill Dental Crowns Preserve Your Smile
A crown or cap is a form of restoration that covers the whole tooth structure. Such a structure would be used for several reasons:
- To protect broken teeth from further fracture since a crown is much stronger than regular composite or amalgam fillings.
- For cosmetic reasons since it can change shape, shade and alignment of teeth.
- As preventative measure ; the crown is used to cover teeth that have under gone root canal treatment since root canal treated teeth are fragile and can break easily.
The crown preparation process begins where the Dentist shaves and prepares the tooth and takes its impression.
At the end of this appointment , you will receive a temporary crown to protect the prepared tooth until you will receive the permanent crown. The dentist sends the impression to the laboratory where the porcelain crown will be fabricated. This fabrication process will take approximately 7-14 days. Once the crown is ready, the patient will come in for a second visit and the permanent crown will then be seated with permanent cement.
At Forestwood Dentistry, we have the ability to create a crown within our own office as opposed to an outside Laboratory. This process is done using our Cerec technology. We have the ability to take a 3D image of your prepared tooth. This digital format is then communicated with our milling machine that will grind a porcelain crown to fit your tooth using a custom shade. Within a couple of hours your crown will be ready to insert.
That is why our Richmond Hill dental crowns are just one of our great services to preserve your smile. Why not get in touch with one of our Richmond Hill dentists today so we can tell you all about the benefits? For dental crowns in Richmond Hill contact us at 905-770-0099.