Are you considering dental crowns to rejuvenate your smile?
If your tooth is structurally damaged, restoring it is the best way to ensure your long-term oral health and to avoid more costly restorative procedures. While crowns are excellent for restoring the function of your smile, they also provide exceptional cosmetic enhancements. Asian Dental is committed to giving you a beautiful, long-lasting smile that you can be proud of!
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a cap placed over your tooth to restore the appearance and function of your natural tooth. The crown will cover the entire visible portion of your tooth.
Why do I need a dental crown?
Between structural, restorative repairs, and cosmetic enhancements, crowns are really versatile appliances that seamlessly enhance the function and appearance of your smile. A crown is often used to:
- Attach a bridge
- Protect weak tooth
- Restore broken tooth
- Cover dental implant
- Cover a misshapen or discoloured tooth
- Cover a tooth after root canal treatment
- Replace a filling when there’s not enough tooth left
What to expect when getting a dental crown
Crowns generally take two dental visits to place. During your first visit, our dentist will prepare your tooth by removing any decay, if any, and enough tooth structure to ensure that the crown will fit snugly over the tooth. After your tooth is prepared, your dentist will make impression of the tooth to send to the lab so that your crown can be custom made for you. While your crown is getting made in the lab, we will fit you with a temporary crown.
Once your dentist receives your crown back from the lab, you will come back into the office and have your crown permanently placed. Since the purpose of the dental crown is to strengthen your tooth and restore its natural-looking appearance, our team will work closely with you to ensure that the colour of your crown matches the rest of your teeth so that the crown blends in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is an artificial device that replaces missing teeth permanently whilst restoring the function of the whole mouth. In the same way as a bridge has two supports and a span over the gap in between, a dental bridge will attach to the teeth on either side of the gap in the mouth. Often this is accomplished by crowning the tooth on either side of the gap supporting an artificial tooth between. Particular care is taken to achieve a quality, natural outcome.
Depending on the mouth, the health of the gums and the bite a bonded bridge is sometimes possible. These are called Maryland bridges that were developed with minimal or no preparation is needed for these particular bridges and there is a large cost saving when they are able to be done.