Dental Crowns Dentist in Ajax
Dental crowns function as a kind of cap or “crown” for a broken, damaged or decayed tooth. It sits securely over the tooth and can be made in porcelain or ceramic to match surrounding teeth or in gold. A dental crown is a solution that works well for correcting the appearance of damaged teeth and provides greater coverage than veneers or inlays which only cover part of a tooth. They can also be used over an implant to fill the space left behind from a missing tooth. Call Singer Dental Care in Ajax.
The Dental Crown Procedure
The dental crown procedure typically involves two visits. For the first visit, your affected tooth will be examined to ensure that it has the size and integrity to support a crown. If it does, then the tooth will be filed to the proper shape to have a crown secured over it.
If the tooth is deemed to be too damaged or small, then a filling may be applied to enlarge the tooth. Once the tooth is the right size, a plaster mold of the tooth will be taken. This mold will be sent to a lab to have a precise crown created.
During this first visit, you will also likely be fitted with a temporary crown that will not be affixed but will provide a better aesthetic while you wait for your permanent crown. Your second visit will occur when the lab completes the crown – typically within two to three weeks. At this point, the crown will be precisely fitted over your tooth and affixed with a strong, dental-grade adhesive.
Dental Crown Cost
Dental crown cost will depend on several factors including whether or not you have insurance and the materials used to create the crown. For those with insurance, you will typically be covered for up to about 50% of costs but this may not apply if the crown is considered cosmetic.