Dental crowns are caps placed over a tooth to protect it and improve its strength and function. A common belief about these crows is that they are required after a root canal treatment. But that’s not their only use.
At Wapiti Dental, we help Grande Prairie and area residents with dental crowns! Wondering why a dental crown might be necessary for you? Here’s why.
A tooth loses its strength due to many reasons, and a dental crown can fix that problem.
Let’s take a closer look into why you might need a dental crown.
A chipped off or a cracked tooth may require restoration with a dental crown. Sometimes, a broken tooth can also be restored through a tooth-colored filling material, but a crown is a definite option if a large portion of your tooth is broken. The crown covers the tooth from all sides and protects it from further breakage.
The tooth becomes brittle and vulnerable to cracking after a root canal treatment and almost always needs a dental crown for protection.
An extensively carious tooth could require a dental crown. The dentist removes the affected tooth, which results in a tooth cavity. The cavity is then filled with a filling material. Next, a small amount of enamel is removed from all around the tooth to place a crown. The procedure is often paired with a root canal.
Dentists often recommend crowns to help improve the appearance of stained and discolored teeth. Patients get a completely natural and aesthetic look, especially with zirconia crowns.
Tooth wear is the loss of tooth substance. It can be caused by a habit of grinding teeth or due to acid erosion caused by an acidic diet or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
Dental crowns can repair a severely worn down tooth and protect them from further damage.
Implants and dental bridges are a commonly used choice to replace a missing teeth. Both treatments require dental crowns to restore the space left by missing a tooth.
Dental crowns can help treat various dental issues. Avoiding a crown when it’s needed could result in further tooth damage.
If you are short on time and looking for a quick fix in Grande Prairie, Wapiti Dental can help.
We offer same-day crowns to save you time and headache. Unlike traditional crowns, same-day crowns require no need to wear a temporary crown while you wait for the lab to manufacture your crown. The tooth is scanned using an intraoral camera. A computer-controlled milling machine receives the design information, and ta-da, the crown is ready in less than 30 minutes!
Looking for a great dental experience in Grande Prairie? Contact Wapiti Dental to book your same-day crown appointment with Dr. Sarah Piepgrass-Gander.
It’s true that you have a genetic contribution to the symmetry and color of your teeth. But the health of your teeth is greatly determined by how well you take care of them.
Why spend more time at the dentist than absolutely necessary? Same day crowns can minimize dental headaches and give you more time to do what you love doing.