A dental crown is a custom, tooth-shaped cap placed over the patient’s tooth to restore their chewing and speaking function. This cap is usually placed after the patient undergoes root canal treatment or has a badly damaged or decaying tooth. You can rely on our team of experts to offer quality dental crowns at great prices in Lethbridge.
Dental crowns can be used to replace teeth that have deteriorated or damaged due to decay or trauma. They are an ideal solution to restore your teeth’s function and appearance. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Elke to restore your smile through the use of dental crowns in Lethbridge. These crowns are crafted from porcelain and made to fit around your natural teeth structure to protect it from further decay or damage.
The procedure is generally spread over two visits. During your first visit, Dr. Elke will prepare the tooth, take an impression, then fabricate and affix a temporary crown. The impression of your tooth will be sent to a dental lab, where the crown will be created. Later, the crown will be permanently secured to the prepared tooth at your second visit. After a few short visits to our dental clinic, you will see an improvement in both function and aesthetics, giving you a reason to smile.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a great long-term and durable solution for restoring damaged teeth but also for a range of other dental problems. They are beneficial in the following ways:
Protects a weak tooth
Restores damaged or vulnerable teeth and makes it easy for chewing and normal tooth activity
It helps support a tooth that has a large filling
It helps hold a dental bridge in place
It can be used to make cosmetic modifications
It can be used to cover a dental implant
It can be made to match the colour of your teeth
Though dental crowns can cost a bit more than other tooth restoration procedures, it is a reliable and more cost efficient than dental implants. Some patients may experience some discomfort, particularly with hot and cold sensitivity or while biting, but these can be remedied by a special toothpaste or a quick visit to the dentist. An allergic reaction to the porcelain or one of the metals used for the crown may rarely occur, or the porcelain may chip or become loose from the tooth, which can be easily refitted and replaced by your dentist.
Please check out our blog for more helpful information on dental crowns, bridges, other dental procedures and maintenance tips for a healthy and beautiful smile! Call us to know more - we’ll be happy to help you!
High-Quality and Affordable Dental Crowns
All our dental crowns are manufactured using only high-quality materials, including stainless steel, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-resin, all-ceramic and temporary or permanent crowns that mimic your natural teeth. At our dental clinic, we provide you with a customized dental crown to match the original shape of your tooth. Our services are affordably priced and hassle-free. For more details about our services, call our dentists in Lethbridge now.
Replace Missing Teeth with Natural Looking Dental Bridges
While crowns focus on correcting individual teeth, bridges are natural-looking dental prosthetics that can replace a span of your missing teeth. As they are custom made, bridges restore the natural contour of your teeth as well as the bite relationship between your upper and lower jaw. It’s possible now that porcelain bridges can be made without metal for use in the front of the mouth. If you are self-conscious about missing one or more teeth, Dr. Elke will be glad to help restore your smile and confidence with an effective and aesthetically pleasing solution. Dental bridges are an ideal alternative for removable dentures and to restore the function of your missing teeth. Please speak to a member of our team now for more information - we will be happy to help you determine if our dental bridges and crowns are the right treatment for you.
Difference Between Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges
In simple terms, a dental crown is a false tooth made of porcelain or ceramic custom-made in size, colour, and texture to match the patient's existing teeth. It is generally the preferred solution when an existing tooth is chipped, cracked or broken. On the other hand, a dental bridge is a prosthetic appliance made up of porcelain and fused to some metal to improve the chewing ability and look of the teeth. It is used to treat patients with a missing tooth and comprises false teeth fixed between two crowns that function exactly like natural teeth once they are properly placed into position.
Caring for Your Dental Crowns and Bridges
As with any aspect of your health, it is important to take proper care of your crowns and bridges to ensure they look and function as best they can. Maintaining overall healthy surrounding gum and teeth will help you extend the lifespan of your dental crowns and bridges. Check out these tips on how to take care of your crowns and bridges:
Maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing of the teeth and around the dental crown with a soft-bristled toothbrush and regular rinsing and flossing, preferably after every meal.
Avoid biting hard food like bones with the crowned or bridged tooth.
Regular checkups and oral examinations so that any problems related to the prosthesis can be detected early and treated to avoid any serious and long-term dental issues.
High-quality and properly inserted dental crowns & bridges have a lifespan of about 7 to 10 years, subject to many factors like oral hygiene, the biting and chewing pattern of the patient and the span of bridges, either short or long span. Whatever the case may be, our experienced and compassionate staff in Lethbridge will be there to help you brighten and improve your smile.
When you choose a dental procedure at Integrity Dental, we will make sure to take care of you and your mouth for long-lasting effectiveness. Call us now to book an appointment with our dentists!