At Access Dental in Grande Prairie, we can offer you suitable dental crowns to help cover your damaged teeth.
Restoring Damaged Teeth
Are you embarrassed by your smile? Do your teeth show signs of severe decay, cracking, or extreme wear? Access Dental offers affordable treatments that can help.
By covering damaged or weakened teeth with dental crowns, your dentist can restore your smile and its proper function. Once the “cap” is placed over your teeth, the crown becomes the new outer surface.
Do I Need Crowns?
Our dentists will typically recommend dental crowns if you have any teeth that are significantly damaged or weakened in some way. Dental Crowns are ideal if you:
- Have heavily damaged teeth with deep chips or noticeable cracks
- Have teeth in advanced stages of decay
- Want strong, long-lasting dental restorations
- Want to restore the appearance, alignment, and size of damaged teeth
Crowns are not just for adults either; children can also benefit, especially when a very severely decayed tooth needs saving but isn’t strong enough to support a filling.
How Dental Crowns Work
A dental crown is used to restore the structure of the damaged tooth by placing a cap over the tooth just above the gumline.
Once in place, you will notice an immediate difference in the overall appearance, shape and strength.
A crown can be made from a variety of materials including metal alloys, porcelain, ceramic, or a combination.
To determine what material is best for you, our dentists will conduct a thorough inspection before providing you with a recommendation that is best suited to your condition.
The Crown Procedure
Once the material has been selected, your dentist will make an impression of your tooth and the surrounding area so the crown can be made to match your exact measurements.
When it’s time for the application, the tooth will be gently filed down to accommodate the crown, which is sealed in place after a comfortable fit is made.
Once in place, it will give your tooth more strength and can also help to correct bite issues, improve your speech, and reduce the risk of gum disease.
You’ll also notice an incredible difference in the appearance of your tooth, giving you the boost of confidence you need to show off your smile once again!
When We Use A Crown Over A Veneer
Although they can create a similar cosmetic result, crowns and veneers are very different types of restorations which have different applications.
A crown is much thicker than a veneer, and it also covers the entire tooth, whereas veneers will only cover the front surface.
Although both are excellent options, here’s when we would recommend a crown over a veneer treatment:
- When a tooth has been worn down making it difficult to fix with a veneer
- To anchor a dental bridge
- To reinforce a root canal and add more strength to a tooth’s structure
- To replace fillings that are too large to fill any further
- To cover and strengthen when there is not enough healthy tooth structure left