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Dental Crowns

Restore Damaged or Decayed Teeth with Porcelain Dental Crowns from Cornerstone Dental

A dental crown or cap to fit on top and that can bring back your natural smile can be created for you at Cornerstone Dental Centre if your damaged or decayed tooth is badly weakened. The crowns can get to be placed on the teeth or dental implants. Used as an alternative to veneers they cover discolored or misshapen teeth. More than veneers, crowns cover more of the tooth.

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Dental Crown Procedure

If required, completing the dental repairs of the affected tooth is the first step in the process. The first step in the process is to complete dental repairs to the affected tooth if required. This is to ensure that a tooth underneath the crown is not broken down by the decay. An impression of your teeth and gum that has been made is sent to the lab for crown fabrication after the decay or damage has been treated.

The shape and color of your natural tooth is precisely matched

The latest in technology is used at Cornerstone Dental Centre to expertly match the shape and color of the original tooth and make necessary adjustments to suit your bite. Having the same look and feel like your natural tooth, it is stronger and in perfect condition.

Types of Dental Crowns Available

Metal crowns – gold alloy, palladium, nickel alloy or chromium alloy. Because they provide more flexibility to accommodate biting and chewing, they are ideal for use on the back teeth

Ceramic Crowns

Ideal for use on the front teeth, they are very natural looking.

Porcelain Crowns

They are stronger than ceramic crowns and are very natural looking.

 

 

Your Crown Will Be Protected If You Take a Little Extra Caution

In order for the crown to fit your mouth properly your tooth is prepared by reducing it. A temporary crown is then fitted over the tooth till the permanent one is ready. The permanent one is cemented onto the tooth after the temporary crown has been removed and this happens on your second visit. Taking into consideration a little more caution, you need to understand that there is not much difference between maintaining your crowns and your normal dental care.

Avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard items as it may cause damage or fracturing. The integrity of your crown will also be affected by grinding. When you have a crown it is important that you clean between your teeth. In removing plaque from the crown area where the gum meets the tooth, floss or interdental cleaners like special brushes and sticks are important tools. Gum disease and decay can be caused by plaque in that area.

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