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.
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Candidates for Dental Crown Treatment
Although there are many treatment options that we offer at our Downtown Montreal office, candidates for dental crowns include those with:
- A tooth that has previously had a root canal
- A tooth that has previously had a large filling
- A tooth that is broken
- A tooth that is misshaped
- A tooth that is discoloured
Dental Crown Placement
The dental crown process takes place in two appointments.
In the first appointment, the tooth is prepared by filling or reshaping so that the crown can fit securely. The area around the tooth is numbed with local anesthetic. After it 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. (a single crown)
At the second appointment, the new crown is inspected for proper fit and tooth color. The temporary crown is then removed and is bonded to the tooth. This appointment is 30 minutes.