Dental Crowns in Hamilton Hill
AP Dental is the place to visit if you need a dental crown. We use only high-quality dental materials and work with trusted laboratories, so your dental crown is fabricated to precision. Our experienced team is friendly and knowledgeable, so you’ll be in good hands. Contact us today for more information or to book an appointment!
Restore Your Smile and Protect Your Teeth with our High-quality and Natural-looking Dental Crowns
A damaged or weakened tooth is more susceptible to decay and infection. When a tooth is damaged, the enamel that protects it can crack or chip, providing an opening for bacteria to enter the tooth and cause decay. Once bacteria have entered the tooth, they can also cause infection.
A tooth infection can cause serious health problems, including tooth loss, bone loss, and abscesses. In addition, a damaged or weakened tooth can also affect your appearance. A chipped or cracked tooth can mar your smile, making you self-conscious, and affecting your self-esteem.
AP Dental offers high-quality, natural-looking dental crowns that can help restore a damaged or weakened tooth. A dental crown is a cap-like restoration covering a tooth’s entire surface. If you have a weakened or damaged tooth, a dental crown can provide strength, prevent further damage, and restore your beautiful smile. AP Dental works only with trusted and high-quality local laboratories for all our crown and bridge work. Our patients can be confident that they are receiving high-quality dental service.
Dental Problems You Need a Dental Crown
Sensitive teeth are caused by many factors, such as worn tooth enamel, a cavity, a loose filling, a chipped or broken tooth, or gum disease. They can make eating and drinking cold or hot foods and beverages uncomfortable and even hurt your teeth when you breathe in cold air.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
Teeth can get damaged for various reasons, and, in many cases, they can be restored with minimal discomfort and little cost. However, if left untreated, chipped or broken teeth can lead to more serious problems, such as infection or tooth loss.
Missing Crowns and Fillings
A lost filling or crown can be painful since it leaves the inner parts of the tooth exposed, making it sensitive to temperature, air, or pressure. In addition, if the area is not protected and cleaned correctly, it can lead to decay or infection.
Teeth can become stained or discoloured for various reasons. It can be caused by drinking coffee, tea, or red wine, smoking, eating certain foods, aging, certain medical conditions, or using certain medications.
Why Choose A P Dental
Compassionate and Highly
Skilled Dental Team
We understand that visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience for some patients. That’s why our team is committed to providing exceptional dental care in a compassionate and professional manner. Our team of highly skilled and friendly dentists has extensive experience in placing dental crowns, making us the right choice for you.
AP Dental is a state-of-the-art dental clinic that offers high-quality dental crowns made with only the finest materials. We work with trusted local laboratories so that your crown will be of the utmost strength and durability. Because we use advanced technology and high-end dental equipment, our dental crowns blend with the existing teeth giving our patients a natural-looking smile.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Crowns
You may need a dental crown for the following reasons:
- To restore a damaged or weak tooth. If your tooth has been broken or chipped, a dental crown can make it look whole and strong again.
- To restore decayed teeth with very little of the original tooth structure intact.
- To protect a root canal-treated tooth. Your tooth becomes fragile after a root canal treatment. To help strengthen the tooth, your dentist may recommend a dental crown.
- For cosmetic purposes, such as improving the appearance of gapped or crooked teeth or covering up discoloured or misshapen teeth.
Dental crowns offer several advantages for patients:
- Dental crowns protect weak or damaged teeth from breaking, preventing problems in the future.
- Dental crowns restore the functions of a tooth, such as chewing and biting.
- Improve the shape and appearance of teeth that are crooked, gapped, or stained.
- Dental crowns are also durable and cost-effective, making them an excellent choice for patients who want to protect their long-term oral health.
- Thanks to advances in dental technology, crowns now look more natural than ever and can blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
After the tooth preparation, an impression of your tooth will be taken. The impression will be sent to a dental laboratory, where it will be used to create a model for the crown. It may take two to three weeks for your dental crown to be ready. In the meantime, your dentist may place a temporary crown over your tooth.
Once your dental crown is ready, you will be asked to return for a second visit. Your dentist will remove your temporary crown and cement or bond your new crown to your tooth.
After a dental crown installation, patients can expect the recovery period to last for a few days. It is normal to experience some sensitivity or discomfort initially, but this should subside after the first few days. With high-quality and properly executed dental crown treatments, the recovery process is fast and easy, and patients can expect to be back to normal shortly after the procedure.
If you had local anaesthesia, avoid eating until the numbness goes away to avoid biting your cheeks and tongue and to ensure that your chewing action will not irritate your sore gums and newly treated tooth.
Avoid chewy or sticky foods for the first 24 hours to allow the dental cement ample time to set or harden. Avoid eating hard foods in general. Chewing ice or other hard foods can put unnecessary pressure on your newly treated tooth and cause the crown to break or become loose.
While crowns are not permanent, they can last for 5 to 15 years with proper care. If you want to keep your crown in good condition for as long as possible, practise good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing regularly and visit your dentist for regular check-ups. With excellent care, your dental crown will help you enjoy a healthy, fine-looking smile for many years.
First, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day. Be sure to use gentle motions. Floss daily. Be careful not to pull on the floss too hard, as this could cause the crown to become loose. You should also visit your dentist at least twice a year for routine check-ups and cleanings.
In addition, avoid chewing on hard foods or objects and using your teeth as tools, as this can damage the crown. Protect your teeth and crown by wearing a mouthguard if you play sports. Nightguards are recommended for people who grind their teeth at night.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, ceramic, or metal. The cost of dental crowns may vary according to the material used and the complexity of the procedure. The cost of dental crowns usually starts at around $1,600 to $1,900 per tooth.
Please schedule a consultation appointment at AP Dental so our friendly team can discuss your options and provide an accurate quotation.
Get a Smile that Stands Out
At AP Dental, we are proud to offer a wide range of dental services to meet the needs of our patients. From professional cleanings and dental fillings to more complex procedures, we are here to help you maintain a brighter, healthier smile. Book your appointment today and see the difference our team can make.