If you’re struggling with decayed, damaged or discoloured teeth, dental crowns are your right choice. At Appleway Dental Clinics in Red Deer, we offer dental crowns and a variety of general dentistry solutions to help restore the functionality and aesthetics of your natural smile. Dental crowns (also called dental caps) can restore the strength, structure and function of your teeth, while preventing further damage and preserving your jaw’s natural alignment.
Crowns – Constructed of Various Materials
The crowns fit securely over your teeth to effectively restore their strength and appearance. Crowns cover the visible area of your teeth and can be constructed of various materials, including metals, stainless steel, all-ceramic, all-resin, all-porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Crowns can also be combined with your artificial teeth to secure dental bridges and cover dental implants.
What to Expect from the Dental Crown Procedure?
At first, we look for any previous fillings, fractures or root canals to determine the strength of your teeth’s structure. Our dentist will also take some X-rays to check the roots and surrounding bones of your tooth. If your teeth have a significant amount of decay or a high risk of infection, we may recommend a root canal treatment to be performed first. Sometimes, composite fillings may be required to support the crown.
Once you’re ready to restore your smile, we will first prepare your teeth by gently removing small portions of enamel. We will then take digital impressions of your teeth and bite to fabricate customized crowns. Our dentist will provide you with temporary crowns to protect your teeth in the interim. Once the impressions are back from the lab, you’ll have to come back for a second visit to have your crowns placed.
Have Any Questions?
If you have any questions about dental crowns in Red Deer, contact Appleway Dental Clinics to learn more about the procedure.