Typically made of porcelain (or even gold), crowns are designed to help repair misshapen or damaged teeth. If you have a troublesome tooth, a crown may be required to enhance its appearance or protect it against further damage, especially in cases where bonding is not sufficient. If our general dentists determine that a crown is necessary, you can expect the entire process to take at least 2-3 visits. The ultimate benefit is that you retain your natural tooth without having to undergo any extraction. For restorative crowns in the Calgary area, get in touch with Perspective Dental Centre.
Preparing the tooth’s surface for a crown requires reshaping the surface enamel. A local anesthetic is provided during this process. A mold is made and a temporary crown is supplied to protect the natural tooth. Once the new crown is created —replicating the colour of your surrounding teeth — it is cemented in place for durability and long-lasting protection. The crown serves as more of a replacement than a repair, and is used when the damage is significant.
Whether you’ve had a root canal or suffered decay, a new crown may just be the solution you’re looking for.