If you have teeth that have suffered from years of neglect or injury resulting in cracks or chips, then a crown or dental cap may be an ideal solution for you. It is often difficult to engage in menial tasks such as chewing, speaking, or even smiling with damaged or broken teeth. Fortunately, your dentist available evenings in Barrie, Dr. Rebeca Riojas-Ozturk and the team at Barrie Heights Family Dentistry can assist you in restoring your teeth and smile.
Dental crowns are characterized as tooth shaped caps that are designed to cover the entirety of the affected tooth that lies just above the gumline. Crowns are able to enhance a tooth’s strength, stability, durability, and visual appearance. Historically dental crowns were made using metal based materials and stainless steel. However, shifts in consumer tastes have prompted dentists to use more natural looking tooth coloured options. As a result dental crowns made out of porcelain, ceramics, and resins are most preferred by patients.
Dental crowns often require two dental appointments
During your first visit, your dentist available evenings will examine whether or not your teeth can support the crown. Once approved, your direct billing dentist in Barrie will prepare your tooth by filing it down. A digital impression of your teeth will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory to custom build your permanent crown. Upon completion, a temporary crown will be placed. On your second visit, your dentist available evenings will replace the temporary crown with the permanent one.