Many of our patients have had same-day crowns in Tofield (or crown & bridge treatment) to restore their beautiful smiles. But many of you haven’t, and we often get questions about what a crown is and why we would place one. I’m glad to take a moment today to give you a general overview and let you know why this technique is so successful, popular, and in demand.
What is a same-day crown?
A crown is a fixed prosthetic device which simply means it’s a tooth restoration that you don’t remove – it stays permanently in your mouth to support and strengthen a tooth. It also refines its shape, alignment, color, and function. In days past, most crowns were made of gold, but now, because of their beauty, strength, and natural look, most crowns are made of porcelain. They’re so life-like, only you and your Tofield dentist – us! – know that you’re sporting one.
At our office, we have CEREC technology. This equipment makes it possible for us produce crowns on-site. That means you save time and don’t have to book a second visit. That’s not all… you also avoid goopy impressions and don’t have to sport a temporary crown. Also, if the crown doesn’t fit just right, we can make adjustments when you’re here!
The most common uses for crowns include:
- Preventing a weak tooth from breaking
- Restoring a broken tooth
- Preserving & supporting a tooth that has had root canal treatment
- Supporting tooth structure when a significant portion of the tooth has been filled
- Covering severely discolored or poorly shaped teeth
- Affixing a replacement tooth when tooth loss has occurred.
Same-day crowns in Tofield are extremely durable and function the way your own teeth do. They can be placed on incisors (biting teeth toward the front of your mouth) or molars (grinding teeth at the back of your mouth) and can last a very long time with regular thorough home care – brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day.
If you think a permanent crown would help you eat, speak, and smile with confidence, call us today. As your general dentist, we will talk with you about the benefits, answer your questions, and together, decide which treatment is best for your smile.
Make your smile your crowning glory! Call us today!
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Albert Voravong, your general dentist in Tofield