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How Dental Crowns Work

You might’ve heard about dental crowns—maybe your dentist has even told you that you need one or two—but that doesn’t mean you actually know what they are. Here’s some great news, though! They’re fairly easy to understand once you get to the root of why they exist. (Pun intended. Read on to see what we mean!)

If you’re searching for the best dental implants in Montreal, chances are, your teeth have been damaged or are decaying.

If there’s enough of your tooth left to be saved, your dentist may be able to apply a crown, rather than necessitating an implant. Of course, only your dental professional will know for sure. Here’s what you need to know if a crown is your optimal option:

1. Removing the Damage or Decay

First, your dentist will numb the area around your tooth using an anesthetic. This is nothing to be afraid of; it’s simply something your dentist does to prevent you from feeling pain while she removes the decay or damage from the tooth that remains.

Once you’re suitably numb, your dentist will use a dental drill to remove any damage or decay. During this process, she’ll also file the tooth down to make room for the crown that’ll soon cover it.

Don’t be afraid of the noise; you shouldn’t feel pain while your dentist is drilling.

2.  Fitting the Crown

Your crown will fit over the part of your natural tooth that your dentist filed down. Your dentist will use a dental impression or digital photos obtained prior to drilling your tooth to create a synthetic cap that will protect the part of your tooth that remains.

The crown will be put into place by way of cement, ensuring it’s just as strong and durable as your natural teeth.

3. Finalizing the Fit

Once the crown is applied, your dentist will shape it to match your bite. The final product will serve as a protective shield for the dentin beneath it while providing you with a mouth that has the structural integrity to stand up to the stresses of chewing without worry.

At Centre Dentaire, we’re proud to say we provide some of the best dental implants in Montreal. If your oral health won’t permit a crown to be placed on a decayed or damaged tooth, an implant might be a great option for you. Schedule an appointment with our team so we can take a look!