When a tooth is either severely damaged or otherwise discoloured and blemished in such a way that it is difficult to remedy through other methods, a dental crown may be an appropriate treatment option. Here at Kemptville Smiles Dentistry, your dentist in Kemptville, Dr. Besher Alfarra is pleased to offer dental crowns as a way to cover your damaged or decayed teeth
In order to attach a dental crown, your tooth must be adequately prepared first. This is primarily done by removing a small layer of enamel, to ensure that the crown will fit comfortably over the original tooth without looking disproportionate in comparison to the surrounding teeth. Mounting a dental crown is often done as a two stage process. During your first visit or appointment, your Kemptville dentist will ensure that the affected tooth is stable and healthy enough to hold a dental crown in place. If the affected tooth is weak or unable to hold the crown on its own, a dental implant may be necessary to build a firm foundation for the dental crown. If however your tooth is capable of supporting a dental crown, then your dentist in Kemptville will prepare your tooth, and place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it, while a permanent crown is fabricated and custom prepared to your unique specifications in a dental lab.
Crowns or dental caps can be used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. Crowns can also be used to treat a wide variety of dental issues including removing stains, restoring decayed teeth, repairing cracks in teeth, and correcting minor imperfections. Compared to other dental restoration treatments like bonded fillings or porcelain inlays and onlays, dental crowns cover the entire visible portion of the tooth just above the gum line. Once cemented into place, the crown becomes the new protective surface for your tooth.
At Kemptville Smiles Dentistry, your dentist in Kemptville, Dr. Besher Alfarra will assist you in choosing an appropriate crown for your situation. Dental crowns come in different types which include gold, metal alloys, porcelain, ceramic, and a composite mixture of these materials. Contact us today or request an appointment online to learn more.