Crowns are fixed prosthetic devices cemented in place onto existing teeth or implants. Unlike dentures, you can’t take these out to clean daily – they can only be removed by a dentist.
What is a dental crown?
Crowns, sometimes also known as “caps” are used when a tooth is badly damaged but still in place. A crown is a hollow, artificial tooth that is created to sit on top of your damaged one to improve the appearance, shape or alignment. Crowns look and function very much like a natural tooth. At Advanced Dental Arts, our Winnipeg dentists use porcelain crowns as it provides the same hardness level as tooth enamel, giving your crown better longevity.
When is a crown recommended?
These are the most common reasons your Winnipeg dentist may recommend a crown:
- Replace a large filling when the amount of tooth left is minimal
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restoring a fractured tooth
- Attaching a bridge
- Covering a dental implant (provides tooth-like shape and structure for function)
- Cover badly discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth after a root canal treatment
How many appointments are needed for a crown?
Crowns are usually completed in two appointments.
How long does a dental crown last?
A crown can last for 30 or more years if you take proper care of them! Treat a crown as you would your other teeth – brush and floss daily, but be careful to not bite down on hard objects or use your teeth to open or cut things.
How much does a dental crown cost?
Our office follows the dental fee guides set out by the Manitoba Dental Association.
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