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We accept emergency and walk in appointments.

Contact Information

Solar Dental
655 Fairway Rd.
Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1X4

Call: 519-893-2790

1 844 SOLAR 4U (1-844-765-2748)

kitchenerfairway@solardental.com


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Dental crowns Kitchener Ontario

Dental crowns are a prosthetic device shaped like a tooth.  It is cemented over an existing tooth or a dental implant. The cap restores the tooth’s shape, strength, and size, and its appearance is also improved.

When You May Need Dental Crowns

Dental crowns serve many purposes. They protect weak teeth from decay, restore a broken or severely worn out tooth or improve the appearance of a tooth with a large filling where there are not many teeth left.

They are also used to cover dental implants, make cosmetic changes to improve dental alignment and occlusion, hold a dental bridge in place or to cover severely discolored teeth.

Procedure For Dental Crowns

A dental crown is usually cemented in place in two visits:

  1. Your dentist will examine the tooth on the first appointment to ensure it can support a crown. If it can, the tooth is filed to accommodate the crown. If the tooth is severely damaged or broken, your dentist will fill it to make it large enough to hold the crown.  After filing or filling the tooth, your dentist will take an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth.  It is then sent to the dental lab to make the actual prosthetic device. In the meantime, a temporary crown is placed on the tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is attached.
  1. The second visit is when your dentist removes the temporary crown and uses a special adhesive to cement the permanent crown to the tooth. This completes the procedure.It may take a few days for you to get used to the crown. Gradually, the crown will function and look like a regular tooth.  If that doesn’t happen, let your dentist have a look at it again.  Some adjustments may be necessary.

In some cases it may be possible to complete the entire dental crown procedure I one visit.

Types Of Dental Crowns

There are five main types of dental crowns which your dentist may choose to use based on the existing dental health, aesthetics, durability, and strength of the material and available restorative space:

Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal

This is a strong and durable aesthetic crown option when the tooth is strong enough and has sufficient space for the crown. However, the crown’s underlying metal or gold margin may become visible on the gum line as gums recede with time.

All-Ceramic Or All-Porcelain

All-ceramic dental crowns are ideal for capping teeth where there’s limited space. They are also rather popular for aesthetic reasons as they look like your natural teeth. Though these crowns are evolving in strength and durability, you still need to be careful and avoid biting into hard foods and objects.

Gold Dental Crowns

Gold may not be aesthetically pleasing but  your dentist may suggest this type of dental crown if you have a strong bite or habits like grinding or clenching teeth. Gold crowns give better support to the remaining tooth structure. They are usually used for teeth at the back of the mouth and need less preparation than the other two crowns.  Because gold dental crowns are less abrasive than porcelain crowns, there is less wear and tear from everyday use.

Stainless Steel Crowns

These crowns are prescribed for children as a temporary measure.  They come out naturally when the child’s permanent tooth erupts. They are also better options for children because of their cost-effectiveness and don’t require multiple dental visits.

All-Resin Crowns

While these dental crowns are cheaper than other options, they wear down with time and are prone to fractures.

Precautions With Dental Crowns

Your dentist will give you advice on how to care for your dental crowns.  Make sure to keep brushing and flossing twice a day to remove plaque and prevent dental decay and gum disease. It’s also better to not chew hard foods like ice, grind your teeth or bite fingernails as it can damage the dental crown.

Dental Crowns Kitchener Ontario – Call 519 672-5373 or 1 844-765-2748

Solar Dental is open 6 days a week, and in the evenings during weekdays for teeth cleaning services in Kitchener Ontario.

The Solar Dental Kitchener dentist office is a full service dental clinic in Kitchener Ontario that provides cosmetic dentist services, sedation dentistry services, emergency dentist services, dental hygiene services, dental implants, dental crowns services, periodontist services, Invisalign and denture care services.  We are a full service family friendly dental clinic in Kitchener Ontario providing dental services for adults and kids dentist services.

If you are experiencing extreme tooth pain, you might need a dental crowns from an endodontist.   Extreme pain can be considered a dental emergency, so come see us as quickly as possible.  We will schedule your appointment on a priority basis to get rid of the pain as quickly as possible.   Call 519-672-5373 or 1 844-765-2748 to let us know you are coming.

Dental Crowns Kitchener Ontario