Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in Ancaster, ON

You may have questions about a dental crown if you’ve never needed one before. Although they are a very common procedure in modern dentistry, we understand that patients who are not familiar with the procedure may want to learn more.

Learn About Dental Crowns

The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) describes the efficacy of a dental crown as a procedure used to restore the shape, appearance, or function of a tooth that is damaged from decay or injury. Used to protect the tooth from further damage, the CDA continues that a dental crown (sometimes referred to as a “cap”) has the appearance and functionality of a natural tooth.

What to Expect From Our Dentists in Ancaster, ON

When you visit our dentists near Ancaster, ON at Ancaster Family Dentistry for your dental crown consultation, we’ll provide you with a custom treatment plan. That way, you’ll know what to expect before your treatment and how to care for your dental crown post-treatment.

For the most part, however, the procedure involves five steps:

  • You will receive a local anesthetic to numb the tooth receiving treatment (you can also ask us about sedation dentistry if you’re especially anxious during dental procedures.
  • Our dentist will prepare the tooth that’s being restored to receive the dental crown (this involves gentle filing).
  • An impression of the prepared tooth and the adjoining teeth are taken so your crown can be custom designed to look, feel, and perform like a natural tooth.
  • Our dentist will place a temporary crown on the prepared tooth until you return for your next visit to receive your permanent crown.
  • Our dentist will remove the temporary crown on your final visit to check your permanent crown for fit, shape, and colour. After any adjustments are made to ensure that fit, shape, and colour are in order, your permanent crown will be securely placed with dental cement.

Ready to Book Your First Appointment for Dental Crowns?

As you can tell from the above list, most dental crown procedures require two appointments. If you’d like to learn how to schedule those appointments to best suit your timing and schedule, we invite you to book an appointment today for a dental crown consultation from our dentists near you at Ancaster Family Dentistry.