Ellesmere Village Dental - Scarborough

Dental Crowns in Scarborough

Dental crowns play a pivotal role in the realm of restorative dentistry, offering a remarkable boost to your teeth's strength, aesthetics, and lasting vitality.
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Ellesmere Village Dental - Scarborough

Seamless Perfection in Restoring Teeth

Imagine a dental crown as a protective “cap” carefully positioned over a tooth that’s experienced a fracture, undergone root canal therapy, dealt with staining, decay, or holds an irregular shape. These dental crowns are meticulously crafted and tailored to seamlessly harmonize with the colour and shape of your original teeth, ensuring a natural blend. Remarkably, these custom-fit crowns have the potential to endure for over 15 years. Furthermore, dental crowns can also serve as essential supports for dental bridges or act as the finishing touch on a dental implant. Their versatility extends to cosmetic enhancements and aesthetic adjustments, showcasing their value beyond the functional.

How Does the Crown Placement Procedure Work?

This is our approach to the dental crown process, which typically involves two office appointments and is conducted by a dentist.

Examining and preparing the tooth

Similar to all dental procedures, the initial step involves a dental examination. During this assessment, the dentist examines and cleans your teeth, ensuring they are primed for a seamless fit. If the tooth is fractured or significantly affected by decay, any compromised portions will be carefully removed. This preparation allows the dental crown to fulfill its role in shielding the tooth from additional decay.

Shaping the crown

Subsequently, utilizing dental putty, we will create a mold of your teeth, serving as the foundation for crafting complete porcelain crowns. Afterward, we will provide you with a temporary dental crown that will be snugly placed on your teeth until your next visit. If you have a missing tooth and opt for a dental implant, we will generate an impression encompassing the implant and adjacent teeth. This impression will guide our lab in producing a tailor-made crown to perfectly fit your needs.

Placing the crown

During your second visit, we will take off the temporary crown and substitute it with a permanent one. The permanent crown will be firmly affixed using strong dental cement or an inconspicuous screw. To finalize the procedure, we will refine the crown’s surface to a polished finish and make any required modifications to ensure both your comfort and assurance.

The Cost of A Dental Crown In Scarborough

The cost of dental crowns in Canada can vary depending on several factors. Generally, with dental insurance coverage, the price ranges from approximately $800 to $1500 per crown, while without insurance, it can range from $1000 to $2000 or more.

Factors influencing dental crown costs:
  1. Type of Crown and Material: Different types of crowns (porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination) have varying costs due to the materials used. More premium materials often lead to higher prices.
  2. Location: Dental costs can differ based on where you live in Canada. Urban areas usually have higher costs compared to rural regions.
  3. Dentist’s Experience: Experienced dentists might charge more for their skills and expertise.
  4. Lab Fees: The dental laboratory that creates the crown contributes to the cost. High-quality labs can result in higher expenses.
  5. Number of Crowns Needed: If you need multiple crowns, the overall cost will increase accordingly.
  6. Tooth Preparation: The extent of tooth preparation (removing decay, shaping the tooth) affects the complexity of the procedure and thus the cost.
  7. Additional Procedures: If your dentist needs to perform additional treatments like root canals or gum treatments, this can impact the total cost.

Understanding the quote process: It’s essential to consult with your dentist to get an accurate quote since each person’s situation is unique.

Dental practices usually can’t provide exact costs over the phone due to the personalised nature of the treatment.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Needing a crown after a root canal depends highly on the location of the tooth in the mouth—teeth towards the back of the mouth like molars and premolars are needed more for chewing, and generally require crowns, where incisors or canines which aren't needed for chewing don't always require crowns.
One difference between a crown vs filling is that a crown is much more durable for teeth with a large biting surface. Repeated pressure from chewing or from habitual clenching can cause fillings on the biting surfaces of molars to chip or come loose. A crown, being a single unbroken surface from gumline to gumline, is designed to take much more force over a longer period of time.
Dental crowns play two important roles in your mouth. First and foremost, they completely restore the function of your tooth which means you can close your teeth and chew without pain or discomfort or without having to compensate by chewing on one side. Secondarily (but also important!) crowns are designed to blend in with your natural teeth. That means they are coloured and contoured to match your aesthetic. In fact, sometimes people forget altogether which tooth is the crown.
A post isn’t quite a dental implant (which is surgically implanted in the jaw bone) but it is exactly what it sounds like: a medical-grade post that may be cemented into a prepared root-canal to reinforce the base and core of a dental crown. Dental posts are only used if there isn’t enough healthy tooth left over to reliably hold a crown.
Depending on the state of your tooth, getting a crown can feel a bit like getting a filling. We take our time to patiently numb the area and then use freezing as necessary so the preparation of your tooth isn’t painful. You may feel a little sensitivity or some soreness in the gums around the tooth for a short period of time following your procedure. If you feel anxious about visiting the dentist, let us know! We would love to put your mind at ease and make your experience as comfortable as possible.
In most cases, dental crowns can last up to 15 years. However, if they are properly maintained, they can last for 25-30 years.
A dental crown is maintained just like a natural tooth. Regular brushing and flossing keep your dental crown - and the supporting gum around it - healthy and clean. Regular cleanings and checkups at your dentist are essential to your oral health.
Ellesmere Village Dental - Scarborough

Dr. Brach

Dentist

Your Dental Crowns Dentist

Dr. Brach uses a CEREC machine that allows him to create a crown in-house. This avoids the tedious process of using a temporary crown until the permanent one is completed and shipped from an external lab. Instead of a lengthy visit and biting into a goopy mould, he can create a permanent crown during your appointment using digital impressions with special computer software that will custom design your crown and send you on your way with it in one day.

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