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Dental Crowns in Innisfil

Your teeth's strength, appearance, and longevity can be significantly improved through the essential use of dental crowns in restorative dentistry
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Acting as a protective “cap” for teeth with various issues such as root canal treatment, decay, breakage, discolouration, or irregular shapes, dental crowns are individually crafted and custom-fitted to seamlessly blend with your existing teeth in tone and shape. Remarkably durable, they can endure for over 15 years. Moreover, dental crowns have versatile applications, from supporting dental bridges and capping dental implants to serving specific cosmetic purposes, enhancing the overall appearance of your smile.

What're the steps to get a crown?

Dental crown placement typically demands two visits to the dentist’s office, where the procedure is expertly performed by a dentist.

Examining And Preparing The Crown

As with any other type of dental procedure, everything starts with a dental examination, where the dentist carefully examines and cleans your teeth to ensure they are ready for a precise fit. In the event of a broken or severely decayed tooth, the dentist will skillfully remove the damaged portions, enabling the dental crown to act as a protective barrier against additional decay.

Sculpting The Crown

Next, we’ll employ dental putty to create an impression of your teeth, crucial in crafting customized full porcelain crowns. To maintain the integrity of your teeth until the final crowns are ready, a temporary dental crown will be securely fitted. For patients considering a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, we’ll also take an impression of the implant and adjacent teeth, ensuring a precise fit for your personalized crown, fabricated by our skilled lab technicians.

Setting The Crown

Upon your second appointment, we will take off the temporary crown and replace it with the permanent one. Secured using either durable dental cement or a concealed screw, the crown will be positioned firmly. To provide the finishing touches, we’ll skillfully polish the crown and perform any necessary adjustments to ensure your complete comfort and assurance.

The Cost Of A Crown In Innisfil

The cost of a dental crown can vary significantly based on individual circumstances. Under a typical insurance plan, the average cost of a single crown falls within the range of $200 to $600 or more. Without insurance coverage, a reasonable estimate for a crown would be approximately $800 to $1200 and beyond. While most people consider getting a dental crown as a straightforward decision to restore their mouth’s appearance and function, the associated cost may cause some hesitation.

Several factors influence the cost of a dental crown, including:
  • The type of crown selected and the material used in its fabrication.
  • The complexity and location of the procedure.
  • The number of crowns required to address your dental needs.
  • Any combination of the crown with other dental appliances, like bridges.
  • Specific supplies and equipment necessary for your particular treatment.

It’s important to bear in mind that no dental practice can offer a precise quote over the phone, as every patient’s needs are as unique as their smile. To receive accurate information regarding your treatment options and an exact cost estimate, it’s essential to consult with a dentist and undergo an oral examination. If you have dental insurance, we are more than happy to provide you with a quote that you can submit to your insurance provider, enabling you to understand your out-of-pocket expenses before making a final decision.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Needing a crown after a root canal depends highly on the location of the tooth in the mouth—teeth towards the back of the mouth like molars and premolars are needed more for chewing, and generally require crowns, where incisors or canines which aren’t needed for chewing don’t always require crowns.
One difference between a crown vs filling is that a crown is much more durable for teeth with a large biting surface. Repeated pressure from chewing or from habitual clenching can cause fillings on the biting surfaces of molars to chip or come loose. A crown, being a single unbroken surface from gumline to gumline, is designed to take much more force over a longer period of time.

Dental crowns play two important roles in your mouth. First and foremost, they completely restore the function of your tooth which means you can close your teeth and chew without pain or discomfort or without having to compensate by chewing on one side. Secondarily (but also important!) crowns are designed to blend in with your natural teeth. That means they are coloured and contoured to match your aesthetic. In fact, sometimes people forget altogether which tooth is the crown.

A post isn’t quite a dental implant (which is surgically implanted in the jaw bone) but it is exactly what it sounds like: a medical-grade post that may be cemented into a prepared root-canal to reinforce the base and core of a dental crown. Dental posts are only used if there isn’t enough healthy tooth left over to reliably hold a crown.
Depending on the state of your tooth, getting a crown can feel a bit like getting a filling. We take our time to patiently numb the area and then use freezing as necessary so the preparation of your tooth isn’t painful. You may feel a little sensitivity or some soreness in the gums around the tooth for a short period of time following your procedure. If you feel anxious about visiting the dentist, let us know! We would love to put your mind at ease and make your experience as comfortable as possible.

In most cases, dental crowns can last up to 15 years. However, if they are properly maintained, they can last for 25-30 years.

A dental crown is maintained just like a natural tooth. Regular brushing and flossing keep your dental crown – and the supporting gum around it – healthy and clean. Regular cleanings and checkups at your dentist are essential to your oral health.
Sometimes, people use the terms dental bridge and crown interchangeably. The reality is they have different functions. Dental crowns are prosthetic caps that are placed over broken, chipped, or worn teeth. They are effective in strengthening the teeth and preventing tooth decay. Dental bridges are designed to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

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