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Dental Crowns in Drayton

Dental crowns are an integral component of restorative dentistry, eh? They can significantly enhance the strength, appearance, and durability of your pearly whites, don't you know?
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A dental crown, commonly known as a “cap,” is placed over a tooth that has undergone breakage, root canal treatment, staining, decay, or has an irregular shape. These crowns are carefully crafted and tailored to seamlessly blend with the colour and shape of your natural teeth, and they have the potential to last for more than 15 years. In some cases, crowns are also utilized to support a dental bridge or complete a dental implant. Additionally, they can be used for specific cosmetic modifications or aesthetic purposes.

What Is The Process Of Getting A Crown?

Typically, a dental crown procedure necessitates two visits to the dentist’s office for completion.

Examining The Tooth

Similar to other dental treatments, the dental crown process begins with a thorough dental examination. During this examination, the dentist will assess and clean your teeth in order to prepare them for the crown placement. In cases where the tooth is fractured or significantly affected by decay, the dentist will remove the damaged portions to ensure the dental crown can effectively safeguard the tooth and prevent any further decay.

Shaped To Fit Precisely

Afterward, using dental putty, we will create an impression of your teeth, which will serve as a model for crafting your full porcelain crowns. In the meantime, a temporary dental crown will be placed on your teeth until your next appointment. If you have a missing tooth and desire to replace it with a dental implant, we will take an impression of the implant and the adjacent teeth. Our dental lab will utilize this impression to fabricate a custom crown specifically designed for you.

Putting On The Crown

During your second appointment, we will remove the temporary crown and replace it with the permanent crown. The crown will be securely affixed using either durable dental cement or a concealed screw. To finalize the process, we will polish the crown and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your comfort and the crown’s stability.

How Much Does A Crown Cost in Drayton?

The cost of a dental crown can vary significantly depending on individual circumstances. With a typical insurance plan, the average cost for a single crown ranges from $200 to $600 or more. Without insurance, a reasonable estimate for a crown would be around $800 to $1200 and higher. While many people consider a dental crown to be a worthwhile investment in restoring the appearance and function of their mouth, the cost may still be a consideration.

Several factors influence the cost of a dental crown, including:
  • Type of crown and materials used: Different types of crowns (e.g., porcelain, metal, ceramic) have varying costs associated with them.
  • Location and complexity of the procedure: The specific dental practice, geographical location, and complexity of the crown placement procedure can affect the cost.
  • Number of crowns required: If multiple crowns are needed, the overall cost will be higher.
  • Combination with other dental appliances: If the crown is part of a larger treatment plan that involves bridges or other dental appliances, the cost will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Supplies and equipment required: The specific supplies and equipment necessary for your treatment will contribute to the overall cost.

It’s important to note that an accurate quote for the cost of a dental crown cannot be provided over the phone. Each case is unique, and it’s recommended to consult with a dentist, undergo an oral examination, and explore all available treatment options to receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, the dental practice can provide you with a quote to submit to your insurance provider, allowing you to determine your out-of-pocket costs before making a decision.

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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

The necessity of a crown following a root canal procedure is influenced by the location of the tooth in the mouth. Teeth located towards the back, such as molars and premolars, are crucial for chewing and often require crowns for added strength and durability. Conversely, incisors or canines, which are not as involved in the chewing process, may not always require crowns.

A notable distinction between a crown and a filling is their durability, particularly for teeth with a significant biting surface. Fillings placed on the biting surfaces of molars can be susceptible to chipping or becoming loose due to the repeated pressure exerted during chewing or habitual clenching. On the other hand, a crown, which encompasses the entire tooth surface from gumline to gumline, is specifically designed to withstand substantial force over an extended period. Its unbroken structure enables it to endure greater pressure and provides enhanced longevity.

Dental crowns serve two crucial purposes in your mouth. Firstly, they fully restore the functionality of your tooth, allowing you to close your teeth and chew without pain, discomfort, or the need to compensate by favoring one side. Secondly, and equally important, crowns are meticulously crafted to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth. They are customized in terms of colour and contour to match your aesthetic seamlessly. In fact, at times, people may even forget which tooth is the crowned one due to the remarkably natural appearance of the crown.

A dental post is not precisely a dental implant, as it is not surgically implanted into the jaw bone. However, its name accurately describes its purpose: it is a medical-grade post that can be cemented into a prepared root canal to provide reinforcement for the foundation and core of a dental crown. Dental posts are utilized when there is insufficient healthy tooth structure remaining to securely support a crown.

The process of getting a crown can resemble getting a filling, depending on the condition of your tooth. Our priority is to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. We take our time to carefully numb the area and use local anesthesia as needed, ensuring that the preparation of your tooth is painless. It is common to experience some sensitivity or soreness in the gums surrounding the treated tooth for a brief period following the procedure. If you feel any anxiety about visiting the dentist, please inform us. We are dedicated to alleviating your concerns and making your experience as comfortable as possible.

Typically, dental crowns can last for up to 15 years. However, with proper maintenance and care, they have the potential to endure for 25-30 years. Regular oral hygiene practices, such as brushing, flossing, and attending dental check-ups, along with avoiding habits like teeth grinding, can contribute to the longevity of dental crowns.

Proper maintenance of a dental crown involves treating it like a natural tooth. Regular brushing and flossing are crucial for keeping your dental crown, as well as the surrounding gum area, healthy and clean. It is important to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine. Additionally, regular cleanings and check-ups with your dentist are essential for ensuring optimal oral health, including the condition of your dental crown. These visits allow for professional cleaning and thorough examinations to detect any potential issues early on.

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I had a great experience at Drayton Dental. Dr. Mang and his staff did an excellent job of taking care of my teeth. I really appreciate how well Annette at reception kept me updated with anything I need to know about for my family’s appointments. Kenzie and Charmaine both did great work as hygienists and explained everything thoroughly to me throughout my appointments. Dr Mang was friendly, knowledgeable and worked quickly to fix my dental concerns in this comfortable, modern facility.

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