General Dental Services

Crowns

Dental crowns are also called tooth caps because they’re dental prosthetics that are tooth-shaped intended to replace a damaged or lost tooth. Most dentists would recommend crowns as they’re very efficient to use because of their durability. It’s also aesthetically pleasing as it imitates a tooth’s natural color and shape. 

Aside from restoring a damaged tooth or becoming a tooth replacement, the dental crowns in London Centre are also necessary for the following:

  1. Keeping a weak tooth together from the verge of breaking apart. 
  2. Supporting a tooth that’s already covered mostly by a large filling. 
  3. To cover imperfect teeth such as discoloration and malformation.
  4. Dental crowns are an effective support for dental bridges as well. 
  5. To complete and position on top of a dental implant.   
  6. A great option for cosmetic enhancement. 

Dental crown treatment

Having dental crowns in London Centre usually requires two visits to the office. The first appointment entails the dental exam and preparation of the tooth. Your dentist might request for your dental X-ray that includes the surrounding structure of the affected bite. This will let him detect irregularities and check for decay or infection. If such disease is present, he may recommend you undergo a root canal treatment first before having the dental crowns

On your next visit, your dentist begins the procedure by putting you under sedation to help you calm down. Once you’re relaxed, your dentist will start to prepare your tooth and file it down to fit in the tooth cap. On the other hand, if the tooth has lost most of its structure, he will bond the tooth with filling materials. After that, he will scan the tooth to get its impression. This will be sent to the dental lab where your crown will be fabricated. 

After a few weeks, your dental crowns in London Centre will be done and is sent to your dentist. By that time, you’ll return to the office and have them applied to your prepared tooth. If you’re interested in this procedure for your smile enhancement, book an appointment with us now!

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