Dental Crowns in Sherwood Park, AB
Sherwood Centre Dental Clinic can install a dental crown in just one day at our office in Sherwood Park, AB. Our team uses the CERECTM system, which you can learn about below. Call us today if you need a dental crown!
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is basically a cap that fits over a damaged tooth or a tooth with a large filling on it and they can be made of a variety of materials. They can be fashioned from metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all porcelain.
Although crowns serve many functions, they are different than bridges. Bridges can replace one or several teeth, while crowns are used for one tooth at a time.
A tooth-colored crown offers a natural-looking cosmetic solution for a broken, chipped, or decayed tooth that shows when you smile.
It is critical to repair damaged fillings or decaying teeth. Failure to do so can often do more harm than good and lead to discomfort or pain down the line, and that could mean further treatment and cost.
What is the procedure for a crown?
Dental crowns typically take two appointments to complete. At the first appointment, the tooth is prepared to receive the crown, and a mold of the crown is made and sent out to be created by a lab. The prepared tooth is then covered with a temporary crown until the new one is ready to be placed. The permanent crown takes two or three weeks to arrive at the clinic. When the new crown is delivered to the dental clinic, the patient returns. The temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is bonded or cemented.
Historically, this process was the only option for those who needed a crown. Nowadays, you don’t have to wait until your crown arrives. For your convenience, Sherwood Centre Dental Clinic offers same-day crowns that eliminate weeks of waiting and extra dental work. Book an appointment to see if you are a candidate for same day crowns.
We use CERECTM technology to create same day crowns. CERECTM utilizes CAD-Cam technology to image design and mill your ceramic restoration in one single appointment. Contact our office to learn more about CERECTM and to see if you are a candidate for this is a procedure.