What Are Dental Crowns?

Used to strengthen and improve the appearance of teeth that are broken or decaying, crowns can often be completed in two simple visits. Crowns can be used on one tooth or your entire set of teeth to brighten your smile and improve the function of your teeth. Crowns not only improve the look of your teeth but will also reduce pain in damaged teeth and help prevent further damage. Crowns are also durable: Dental crowns should last between five to fifteen years, depending on how you care for them. The following are the benefits of a dental crown:



Due to their natural tooth-like features, crowns restore the full function of your missing or damaged tooth. Crowns restore your ability to chew.



A crown can keep a cracked tooth together and prevent or delay having to have a tooth extracted by your dentist.



A crown can cover up a stained or unusually shaped tooth, adding to your self-confidence and giving you a nicer smile.

The Process of Receiving a Crown

Receiving a dental crown is typically a two-appointment process. The first appointment consists of preparing the tooth to receive the crown by shaving down the outside of the tooth. Your dentist will also take impressions for the permanent crown, fabricate a temporary crown and send the impressions off to the lab to make the permanent crown.

During the second appointment, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is installed on the tooth with dental cement.



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Our family dentists in Edmonton have the education, knowledge and skill to perform a wide range of dental procedures and ensure optimal oral health for your whole family. Don’t wait long for dental emergencies, which may exacerbate your issue. Let Janz Family Dental take a look and fix your dental issues for good. If you wish to learn more about our smile-enhancing procedures, schedule an appointment with us. Our office is open Monday through Saturday for all your family’s dental needs