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Dental Crowns in Napanee

Dental crowns play a vital role in the field of restorative dentistry, significantly enhancing the strength, aesthetics, and durability of your teeth.
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Seamless Perfection in Tooth Restoration

A dental crown serves as a protective “cap” positioned over a tooth that has experienced breakage, undergone root canal treatment, exhibited staining, suffered decay, or displayed irregular shape. Meticulously designed and uniquely tailored, these dental crowns seamlessly harmonize with the colour and shape of your original teeth, boasting a potential lifespan exceeding 15 years. At times, crowns are employed to support dental bridges, crown dental implants, or fulfill specific cosmetic enhancements or aesthetic desires.

What’s The Process Of Getting A Crown?

Typically, the process of getting a dental crown necessitates two trips to the dental office and is carried out by a dentist.

Examining and preparing the tooth

Similar to all dental procedures, the process commences with a dental examination. During this assessment, the dentist will examine and cleanse your teeth, ensuring they are ready for a seamless placement. Should the tooth be fractured or significantly compromised by decay, the affected portions will be removed, facilitating the dental crown’s role in safeguarding the tooth from additional decay.

Shaping the Crown

Subsequently, utilizing dental putty, we will create a mould of your teeth, serving as the foundation for crafting complete porcelain crowns. Subsequent to this step, a provisional dental crown will be affixed to your teeth, offering protection until your subsequent visit. In instances where a tooth is absent and you desire to restore it with a dental implant, we will generate an impression encompassing the implant and its adjacent teeth. This impression will be employed by our laboratory to produce a personalized crown tailored to your specifications.

Placing the Crown

During your second visit, we will eliminate the provisional crown and install the permanent one in its place. This permanent crown will be securely affixed using robust dental cement or an inconspicuous screw. To finalize the procedure, we will meticulously refine the crown’s surface and make any essential modifications to guarantee your utmost comfort and confidence.

Cost Of Dental Crowns

The cost of a dental crown can vary a lot depending on your situation. If you have insurance, a crown usually costs around $200 to $600 or more. Without insurance, it’s more like $800 to $1200 or even higher. Most people think getting a dental crown is a good idea to make their mouth look and feel better, but the cost might make you think twice.

So, what makes the cost change?
  1. The kind of crown and what it’s made of.
  2. How complicated and where the work is done in your mouth.
  3. If you need more than one crown.
  4. If the crown is combined with other dental things like bridges.
  5. The special stuff and tools needed for your treatment.

Remember, it’s hard for a dentist to tell you the exact cost over the phone. Everyone’s situation is different. To really know your options and how much it will cost, you need to talk to a dentist and have them check your mouth. If you have dental insurance, we can give you a quote to show them. This way, you can find out how much you’ll need to pay before you decide.

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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

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.

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