Ceramic crowns are designed to protect a damaged or broken tooth by placing a cap over it, protecting the tooth from external factors, prolonging the long term health of the tooth.
Ceramic crowns, unlike the porcelain-bonded-to-metal variety, promote a translucent, pearly appearance, much like your natural teeth. Ceramic crowns are designed with a thinner material than the average crown, resulting in a lighter end result. If you’re looking for a superior crown that is virtually undetectable amongst your natural teeth, then this is probably the crown option for you.
Why would I need a ceramic dental crown?
There are several reasons your dentist would recommend a ceramic crown procedure: to protect a weak or broken tooth, to support and cover a tooth with a large filling that needs replacing, to restore a previously broken or damaged tooth (perhaps after root canal therapy), or for cosmetic/esthetic reasons.
What is involved in preparing for a ceramic crown?
The ceramic crown process typically takes two visits – on visit one, an impression will be taken of your teeth and sent to a dental lab in Saskatoon to manufacture your custom dental crown. Our team will fit you with a temporary crown until your next appointment to ensure there is no shifting of the teeth. It’s important to take good care of your temporary crown while you wait for your permanent crown appointment.
Follow these steps to help ensure your temporary crown stays put:
- Avoid chewy or overly sticky foods (ex. toffee or other candies) that have the potential to pull at, or displace your temporary crown.
- Avoid chewing hard or crunchy foods (ex. hard candy, carrots, biscotti) on the side of your mouth with the crown so as not to damage or remove it.
When you return for your second visit, we will remove your temporary crown and cement the permanent one in place, ensuring that the fit is comfortable for you, and that you’re happy with the way it looks. Remember to continue practicing your regular oral hygiene routine of flossing and brushing, daily.
*Saturdays twice a month.
Dr. Michael Rosenhek
Dr. Kris Marshall
3-75 Lenore Dr.