What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown restores the shape, appearance, and function of a damaged tooth. A tooth that has been restored with a crown will look like a natural tooth. Crowns are necessary when the tooth is so broken down that a dental filling will not be effective. At Lenny Slepchik, DDS we offer dental crowns to our patients in Downtown Montreal.
What Our Patients Say
“I highly recommend Dr Slepchik and his team! I’ve been going there for several years now and my visits are always more pleasant than one would expect due to their very professional and very friendly approach” – Diana M.
Candidates For Tooth Crowns
Our Downtown Montreal office offers many options for treatment; You are a candidate for a dental crown if you have the following situation;
- A tooth that has previously had a large filling
- A tooth that is broken
- A tooth that is misshaped
- A tooth that is discoloured
- A tooth that has previously had a root canal
Dental Crown Process
The dental crown process requires two appointments.
In the first appointment, the tooth is prepared by filling or reshaping it so that the crown can fit securely. Dr. Slepchik freezes the area around the tooth using the Dental Vibe with the Wand, a local anesthetic. After your tooth is prepared, an impression is taken (with Itero, our digital impression system) and a temporary crown is fabricated. You will be in our office for 45 minutes. (for a single crown)
At the second appointment, the new crown is inspected for proper fit and tooth colour. The temporary crown is then removed and is bonded to the tooth. This appointment takes 30 minutes.