Dental Crowns in Scarborough
Your smile is one of your most important attributes, and you’d like to keep it that way. Dental crowns fitted by our office in Scarborough can restore both the function and beauty of damaged teeth.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a cover or “cap” our dentist can put over a tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size, and function. A crown can make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks. Dental crowns are custom-made for each patient and are chosen to blend in with the colour and shape of your natural teeth. At Havenview Dentists in Scarborough, we offer porcelain dental crowns that can be custom-fit in just two appointments.
Reasons to Get a Dental Crown
There are many reasons why our dentist might recommend that you get a crown. These include:
- Covering a large filling, particularly if it’s damaged
- Hiding damaged tooth enamel
- Restoring badly worn teeth to their correct size and shape
- Improving the appearance of odd-shaped or wrongly-sized teeth
- Repairing cracked or broken teeth
- Supporting teeth after root canal therapy
Opting for dental crowns will help Scarborough patients improve the appearance of their damaged teeth, while restoring their natural ability to bite, chew and speak.
How Dental Crowns Work
A dental crown works by fitting over the top of a tooth to protect it. They are cemented in place and act as a new top surface for the tooth, holding it together and preventing it from breaking down. Crowns are made from tough, resilient materials, designed to endure the pressure of chewing as well as your other teeth do. After having a crown fitted, you can use your tooth again without the risk of damaging it.
Crowns also help to maintain the shape of your mouth and face. When a tooth breaks or decays, it leaves a gap in your teeth that can interfere with your bite. Unless you fill the gap with an artificial tooth, the teeth on either side may start to shift into the gap and become loose. This can cause you to develop gum infection and tooth loss.
Is There Pain When Getting Dental Crowns in Scarborough?
In most cases, the procedure for dental crowns in Scarborough won’t cause pain or discomfort. As with any procedure that we perform where we anticipate there may be discomfort, we use a local anesthetic to ensure that your treatment proceeds smoothly and comfortably.
Most adults can receive dental crowns in Scarborough without pain or other complications.
Some discomfort may be felt in the hours and days immediately following the procedure, usually from irritation around the gum tissue. Severe pain is unusual and should you experience discomfort that seems to be out of the ordinary, please do not hesitate to contact us at Havenview Dental.
The best way to avoid pain when having dental crowns in Scarborough is to choose a reputable dental clinic. The team at Havenview Dental is ready for your consultation today.
Getting Dental Crowns Fitted in Scarborough
You’ll have your dental crowns fitted right here in our Scarborough office. First, our dentist will use local anesthetic to numb the area, and use a dental drill to roughen the outer surface of the tooth to make space for the crown to be mounted. If the tooth doesn’t have enough material to support the crown, the dentist might add a buildup to provide a foundation for the crown. S/he will take an impression of the tooth using dental paste, putty, or a digital scanner, which they send to a laboratory to have the crown made.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Crowns don’t only provide strength and durability to a tooth, but they also imitate the lost tooth structure of the affected tooth, as well as improving the appearance of the natural teeth that they are replacing.
- Fitting dental crowns is simple and relatively pain-free, and it can be done right in your Scarborough dentist’s office.
- You don’t need to have a root canal before getting a dental crown placed on a tooth. In many instances, fitting a crown can protect the tooth and prevent the need for a future root canal.
- Even if you don’t have enough tooth structure left to support a crown, our dentists may be able to build up the tooth enough to use this option.
If you are looking for dental crowns in Scarborough, contact us at (416) 291-3117 to schedule an appointment with our dental office to discuss whether this option is right for you.
In most cases, dental crowns in Scarborough will last between ten and fifteen years. Depending on the material and with the right care and regular checkups, crowns can last much longer. If you want the most durable crowns it’s important that you visit an experienced local dentist with the skill to provide natural-looking and feeling crowns that resist damage and deterioration.
Havenview Dental Centre is the best clinic for dental crowns in Scarborough.
Good oral hygiene habits are the best way to protect and extend the lifetime of dental crowns in Scarborough.
It’s recommended that you brush your teeth at least twice daily, and no more than three times. In-office dental cleaning should be regularly performed every six months. This will help to protect all of your teeth and gums as well as any crowns that you have fitted. In-office dental cleaning will also allow us to pick up on any dental problems early.
Daily flossing can also help to extend the life of dental crowns in Scarborough.
Dental crowns in Scarborough should be treated like natural teeth, which means that they should only be used for eating. Chewing on pens and pencils can damage crowns as well as natural teeth, You should avoid opening bottles with your teeth.
Even chewing on ice, something that many people don’t think twice about, can damage teeth and crowns. It’s also best to avoid hard food like candy, or seeds and nuts that still have their shells. For example, shelled pistachios should be opened by hand and never with your teeth.
Bruxism (teeth grinding) can also damage dental crowns in Scarborough as well as your natural teeth. At Havenview Dental Centre, we can create custom night guards and splints to protect your teeth from nighttime bruxism.
Lithium disilicate crowns are made with glass -ceramic and metal and are the most popular option for crowns in Canada. Cosmetically appealing with good bonding properties, this is usually the first material suggested by dentists. Dental crowns in Scarborough can also be made from gold. And, while this material is more expensive and not as esthetically pleasing, it is still frequently used.
Some special alloys like chromium and nickel can be combined with gold to maximize strength and durability while keeping the cost manageable.
The best material for you is the one that suits your unique case and your budget. During your consultation for dental crowns in Scarborough, you will have the opportunity to choose from suitable materials.
Crowns are designed for coverage, replacing the cap of a tooth to restore the damage and stop decay. Veneers are applied to the front of teeth and are typically indicated for cosmetic procedures. The right restoration will be determined in your consultation at Havenview Dental Centre in Scarborough.
In most cases, if you have dental insurance it will cover the cost of dental crowns in Scarborough. Dental crowns are designed to restore tooth decay and damage and are considered medically necessary.’
The specific amount of coverage will depend on your insurance plan. Most plans offer up to 50% coverage for the cost of crowns, but this varies depending on the policy.
We can accept payment from insurance providers and have a range of cash, credit, and payment plan options if you don’t have insurance or if crowns aren’t included in your policy.