If you have a damaged tooth that is not lost, a dental crown, often referred to as a cap, can be a suitable solution to restore its shape, function, and appearance. Dental crowns are recommended in various situations, such as after a root canal treatment, when a tooth has a large filling, or when a tooth is broken or significantly damaged.
A dental crown is essentially a hollow, artificial tooth designed to cover and encapsulate a damaged or decayed natural tooth. This crown not only restores the tooth's integrity but also shields it from further harm. Additionally, dental crowns can be used to cover teeth that are discolored or misshapen. Once a tooth has been treated with a crown, it closely resembles and functions like a natural tooth.
If you require a dental crown, the procedure may be conducted by Dr. Monica Lau, or you may be referred to a prosthodontist. A prosthodontist is a dentist who has undergone specialized postgraduate training in prosthodontics, a field of dentistry that focuses on the restoration and replacement of natural teeth and oral tissues with artificial substitutes.
The process of getting a dental crown typically involves several steps:
While these are the general steps involved in getting a dental crown, it's essential to remember that your tooth's specific condition and your oral health may require additional treatments or adjustments. This could extend the duration or number of visits necessary for your dental crown procedure.
If you believe you may require a dental crown or have questions about this procedure, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at (780) 486-0788. Our dental practice is conveniently located at 18250 89 Avenue NW in Edmonton, AB, and our team, including Dr. Monica Lau, is here to assist you with your dental needs and inquiries.