Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in Stoney Creek

Crowns are sometimes referred to as "caps". They are custom made to fit your whole tooth, giving it a new surface. They are made to withstand the pressure of your bite, so you have full use of your teeth after they are capped. Crowns are meant to cover teeth that have surface decay or are poorly shaped, broken or chipped. Crowns are a wonderful way to achieve the smile that makes you happy!

How are the Porcelain Crowns Installed?

How does a family dentist in Hamilton follow world-class protocols to keep you comfortable? First, Dr. Mansbridge will give you a local anesthetic, so you will feel no pain in your mouth as the dental work takes place.

To make room for the crown, Dr. Mansbridge may file down the tooth that needs to be restored.An impression of your teeth is taken in order to custom make your final crown. The crown is built using restorative material (the material used for fillings) based on the impression and will be the right shape for your mouth.

As creating a permanent crown takes some time, Dr. Mansbridge places a temporary crown over the tooth that needs to be restored. The temporary crown is made from an impression of your tooth before it was filed down. It protects your tooth until the final crown is ready. A temporary crown will probably not have the same shape and colour as a final crown.

On your next visit, Dr. Mansbridge takes off the temporary crown and puts on the final one. He also checks to make sure the crown is the right fit, shape, colour and bite before cementing the crown into place. You may also need orthodontic treatment, gum treatment or root canal treatment to prepare your mouth for a properly fitting crown.

Stoney Creek Dental Surgeon, Dr. Mansbridge specializes in giving you not only a healthy smile but a healthy mouth where you can function and eat properly. Crowns help align your teeth and protect your tooth from decay and unnecessary wear.

How to Care for your Dental Crowns

Now that you got your crown fitted by a dental implant service near you, you may be wondering how to ensure they keep your smile radiant. As dentists that are focused on delivering premium quality products and services, we ensure that your crown and implants are set to last a decade or more.

However, how well they last will depend on how well they’re cared for. Here are some tips to help you extend the lifetime of your dental crowns:

  1. Oral hygiene: Just like natural teeth, meticulous dental hygiene is crucial. Never allow any build-up of plaque to occur. Brush your teeth regularly and thoroughly to prevent tooth decay and other complications related to poor brushing technique or brushing infrequency.

  2. Be aware of gum health: Prevent gingivitis and other gum infections by ensuring you brush regularly after eating. The particles of food that gather on the teeth after eating can lead to a number of painful gum diseases that eventually damage your crown.

  3. Treat your crown with respect: Implants and crowns, while made to the highest quality standard, can’t match the integrity and strength of natural teeth. Always ensure there are no hidden kernels or seeds in foods like popcorn, that may damage the crown if you bite down hard.

  4. Regular checkups: Prevention is better than cure. To keep your crown and your implants healthy and comfortable, book regular check-ups, This will enable us to identify the start of a problem before it can lead to something more complicated. After we have completed the process of fitting your crown, we will advise you on how often to come back in and see us.

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