Whether you want to correct some natural imperfections or have neglected your teeth for years, modern dentists can do amazing things with porcelain and resin. You may consider crowns or veneers to help with aesthetic problems, structural issues, or both.
Your Cranbrook Dentist can help you decide whether you might benefit from veneers or crowns, but here are some points to consider before going for a consultation. Dental crowns cover the entire tooth up to the gum line and in some cases even below the gum line.
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Crowns are considered more appropriate when the tooth is severely damaged by tooth decay, injury, or wear. Sometimes a crown is needed after a large filling for a weak tooth to maintain its shape and strength.
Sometimes a root canal can lead to weaker, brittle teeth, and your dentist may recommend a crown after this procedure. Seating crowns can be more time-consuming than adding veneers, depending on why you need the crown.
They usually require at least two visits to the dentist; First, your dentist will take multiple impressions of your teeth to ensure that your new crown will fit your mouth perfectly. Then, depending on the cause of the crown, your tooth will be drilled/filed to make room for the crown or made to support it.
During this visit, you will receive a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready. At the next visit, the temporary crown was removed and the permanent one was cemented with a very strong dental adhesive.