Dental Crowns in Oshawa, ON
Dental crowns are things we can use here at Conlin Dentistry in Oshawa, ON to cover the outside of a tooth. They provide teeth with strength and protection. Crowns are useful for cracked, weak, and damaged teeth. There are different types of crowns available, like metal, porcelain, ceramic, and others.
If you’ve been told by us here at Conlin Dentistry, or another dentist, that you need a crown, then you probably have some questions. We’re here to try and answer any questions you might have regarding the process of getting a crown.
The First Visit
Getting a dental crown will require that you pay us two visits. The first will be for the assessment and preparation, and the second is for placing the permanent crown.
During the first visit, we’ll examine your oral cavity and the affected tooth. We’ll also need to get an x-ray of your teeth to catch any decay that can’t be seen through the naked eye. Any infections and decay need to be treated and cleared first. In dentistry, we never apply treatments over anything other than healthy tissue.
Next, we’ll need to file away part of the tooth, which is important to help with attaching the crown later on. Alternatively, if there’s not much left of the natural tooth, we’ll use certain material to add to it. Once everything is ready, we’ll use a paste to create a copy of the tooth.
We’ll also need to make copies of the tooth either directly below or above the tooth, removing the crown. These measurements are important because crowns need to fit properly without affecting your bite.
The copies are sent to a lab to make the permanent crown. It should be available in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, we’ll apply a temporary crown to protect the tooth.
The Second Visit
The second visit is the one where we apply the permanent crown. After checking its measurements and color, we’ll remove the temporary crown and apply the permanent one. You won’t feel any pain because we apply local anesthesia to numb that area of your mouth before we do anything else.