Dental Crowns

Crowns in Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Dental crowns are popular and versatile restorations used to correct a range of dental problems. It takes roughly two to three weeks to fabricate a traditional dental crown. Optionally, you could get a same-day crown, which can be fabricated in our office at Town Crest Dental Clinic. Same-day crowns are available within a couple of hours.

Please contact our trained dentist near you for porcelain, metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.

Crowns in Fort Saskatchewan, AB

What Does the Procedure Involve?

A conventional dental crown is fitted in two visits.

During the First Visit

Dr. Navjot Sodhi will use diagnostic x-rays to examine the tooth and the surrounding bone. In case of decay or damage to the tooth pulp, we may need to do a root canal treatment before placing the crown.

We will begin by filing down the sides and top of the tooth surface. Metal or metal alloy crowns are thinner and don’t require extensive tooth structure removal, unlike porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.

If the tooth is severely damaged, our dentist in Fort Saskatchewan, AB will build up some tooth structure using composite resin to support the crown. After tooth preparation, the dentist will use putty or paste to make an impression of the tooth.

We may take impressions of the tooth above or below the tooth in question to ensure that your bite is not affected. Our dentist will fasten a temporary crown and send the impressions to an off-site dental lab for crown preparation. The short-term crown protects the prepared tooth from injury, infection and damage.

What to Expect During the Second Visit

After unfastening the temporary crown, the dentist will carefully cement the permanent one into place. The crown will cover the tooth surface up to the gum line or crown border.

Our dentist at Town Crest Dental Clinic will check crowns in Fort Saskatchewan, AB for cracks and damage during exams.

Reliable crowns near you are long-lasting restorations that strengthen, re-shape and protect the tooth, but decay may form under the crown due to lack of oral hygiene. In this case, Dr. Navjot Sodhi will remove the crown, remove the decay and place a new crown.