What are dental crowns?
Unlike those in regal settings, dental crowns are used in dentistry to restore the function and aesthetics of a tooth that has lost a significant amount of structure. Damaged teeth can tarnish even the most beautiful smile, leaving patients feeling self-conscious.
There are several reasons Dr. VandenBrink may present a crown as the right restorative option for you:
- To protect a weak tooth or teeth.
- To restore a previously-broken or damaged tooth.
- To support/cover a tooth with a large filling, when most of the tooth is gone.
- To make cosmetic modifications.
What is involved in preparing for a crown?
Same-Day Dental Crown Technology
Upon the completion of the oral hygiene portion of your treatment, you will be scheduled for a 2-hour crown appointment. At this visit, your tooth is shaped, and a digital scan will be taken and sent to our in-office milling unit (E4D technology). This machine will mill your new dental crown, and Dr. VandenBrink will add colour and other characteristics to make the tooth look as natural as possible.
Once the best fit is ensured, Dr. VandenBrink will cement your new crown in place, and your tooth will be fully restored to fit and function. Dr. VandenBrink will make any necessary adjustments to ensure it not only fits well, but that you’re happy with the aesthetics. No gucky impression material, no two-week waiting period with a temporary crown, and no second visit or additional freezing necessary – isn’t technology great?!