Dental Crowns & Veneers in Edson
Dental Crowns Custom Made, the Perfect Shade
Dental crowns are commonly used to restore damaged teeth, whiten teeth, cover a misshapen tooth, or close gaps in a way that looks very natural. If you have a cracked, discolored or moderately damaged tooth, the easiest and most common solution is to cover it with a dental crown. A crown is a hollow cap, color matched and shaped like your tooth, cemented over the damaged tooth to protect and strengthen it. Dental crowns are created in a lab where they can be custom-made to perfectly match the shape and color of your teeth. There are a number of materials to choose from, the most common being porcelain, but crowns can be made of metal, zirconium, ceramic, and gold. Your dentist can recommend which material is right for you depending on placement and your personal preference.
The Purpose of a Dental Crown
Crowns may be used to prevent a damaged or weak tooth from deteriorating further, protect a tooth compromised after a root canal, cover a large filling or dental implant to provide stability, and, sometimes a crown can change the look or shape of your smile without the need for orthodontic work.
The Dental Crown Procedure
After your dentist has examined and determined that your damaged tooth can support a crown, the tooth will be filed down to make room in your smile for the crown. If the tooth is severely damaged or broken, your dentist may first need to fill it in to provide enough support for a crown.
Once your tooth is filed or filled to the proper shape, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it, so the permanent crown can be custom-made for a perfect match for your smile and bite. By the end of the first visit, your tooth will have a temporary crown that protects it until the final crown is ready to be permanently placed.
When your permanent crown is ready, you will come back to have the temporary crown removed and your new crown positioned and cemented into place. The dentist will make any adjustments necessary to ensure a perfect fit before we send you home with a new smile.
Caring For Your Dental Crown
With proper care, your dental crown can last many years. Daily brushing, flossing, and maintaining a regular dental check up and professional cleaning schedule will help extend the life of your new crown. All dental services performed by a general dentist.
Dental Veneers, A Quick Fix
Many people choose veneers as a tooth whitening solution to restore a discolored tooth because they offer a more permanent solution, and can be applied to a single or several discolored teeth. Veneers can also be used to repair teeth with cracks, chips or gaps, often improving your smile in two simple steps! Slightly misaligned teeth can sometimes be corrected with the use of veneers, avoiding time consuming orthodontic treatment. Veneers can offer a whitening solution to teeth that have proven to be resistant to whitening products. You don’t have to put up with cracked teeth or stubborn stains any longer.
The Dental Veneer Process
Typically, dental veneers can be applied in just one or two visits. Your veneers are created using impressions of your teeth to ensure a comfortable fit and color match to your other teeth. Lighter and stronger than ever, porcelain veneers will look just like your other teeth. Your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the face of your damaged tooth to provide room for the thin pieces of porcelain material to be applied to the front of your tooth. Veneers are a permanent restoration, they are cemented to the front of your damaged tooth and require no special treatment outside of regular dental hygiene. You brush and floss your teeth daily and return for regular dental check ups and professional cleanings. Treat your dental veneers as you do the rest of your natural teeth, choose foods and drinks wisely and avoid biting down on particularly hard or chewy foods.
Your dental veneers will be unnoticeable to most, but, there will be a noticeable difference in your smile after veneers. All dental services performed by a general dentist.