A dental crown procedure from the board-certified staff at Richmond Dental can play an important role in your overall oral health. The procedure is most commonly used to restore teeth that have lost their functionality due to damage such as decay, breaks, or cracks.
Some people refer to dental crowns as caps, which leaves patients wondering whether or not the two refer to the same procedure. The answer is that crowns are also known as caps, and whichever term you prefer to use, they serve the same function to cover dental implants, replace large fillings, and cover discolored or misshapen teeth.
Richmond Dental will use a local anesthetic during the procedure which will make it virtually pain-free. Your tooth will then be prepared by cleaning it of any decay or other debris and then filed down to accommodate the placement of the crown. Next, a mold will be taken of the tooth so the crown can be created either in-house or at a local dental lab. As for the filed-down tooth – Richmond Dental will place a temporary crown over it until your next appointment when you receive your permanent crown.
Although the best news about a dental crown is that it can restore your smile, confidence, and health – many patients find an added benefit from a dental crown procedure performed by Richmond Dental. That’s the added benefit of lasting durability! You see, dental crowns can last up to 15 years depending on how they’re taken care of. Some factors that will impact a crown’s lifespan include habits such as teeth grinding, chewing ice, and biting fingernails.
One thing that we like to point out to patients of Richmond Dental is that even though you’ve taken steps to restore your smile with a dental crown in Calgary, it doesn’t mean that you’re free from practicing good at-home oral hygiene care. We recommend that all patients adhere to the 2:2 rule of brushing their teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time, along with daily flossing and use of antibacterial mouthwash. Also, if it’s been at least six months since your last professional teeth cleaning in Calgary, we recommend that you make an appointment today with Richmond Dental to get back on track.