Harmony Dental Care Offers Dental Crowns Near You
Our teeth need more care than we think they do. Decay, damage, fractures, and other problematic conditions can occur if we neglect and forget to practice proper oral hygiene. A dental crown or cap is one of the solutions for such a situation. A dental crown is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. The process starts with filing the tooth which the crown needs to create space. Impressions are then taken and sent to a dental lab, which makes a custom cap for your tooth. This custom cap has an excellent fit, aesthetics and also strength thereby reducing the risk of further damage or fractures. The dental crowns are made available at Harmony Dental Care in Waterloo, ON N2J 3A6.
Indication That You Need a Crown
If your tooth is damaged but not lost, a crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance and function. You may need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling in a tooth or a broken tooth.
If you have a broken or fractured tooth, you can prevent further damage with a crown. This also works for teeth that are discoloured and have evident decay. If it has come to a point where whitening treatments and repairs can no longer correct the appearance, you can bank on a crown to improve the look. Fractured fillings and large fillings can also be a sign that you need a crown to prevent further damage.
If you are interested in receiving dental crowns near you, please contact us to schedule a consultation.
Different Kinds of Crowns
We provide three types of dental crowns near you, which include all-metal crowns, all-ceramic crowns, and porcelain-fused-to-metal-crowns. Your dentist checks and evaluates your teeth to determine which type of dental crown is ideal for you.
Metal crowns are typically made of gold and will last years if taken care of properly. Another benefit of metal crowns is that they do not wear down your natural teeth. They are ideal for those who struggle with teeth clenching, teeth grinding (bruxism) or need extra tooth strength to address the damage as it requires the least amount of tooth structure to be filed down. Gold crowns are known for their longevity, convenience, and durability. However, the gold colour does not look natural, particularly on front teeth.
All-ceramic crowns look the most natural. They are a metal-free option and do not require the presence of a metal core. Hence they have excellent aesthetics. However, they are brittle and may chip more easily. Because of this, they were not usually placed on back teeth. They also wear down the opposing natural teeth. But with the advances in materials and technology, Zirconia crowns are a good substitute for all-ceramic crowns as they are stronger and can be placed on the back teeth.
Porcelain fused to metal crowns have a more natural look and are typically stronger than composite or porcelain crowns. Another benefit is that they will not chip as easily as ceramic or porcelain crowns would. It is important to note that the metal may begin to show if your gums are thinner or they shrink.
Here at Harmony Dental care, we offer all types of dental crowns near you.
What to Do After Getting a Dental Crown
Once you have a crown placed, make sure to practice a good oral hygiene routine. You should also try to avoid chewing hard food and objects. If you are experiencing teeth clenching at night, you can wear a mouthguard.