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Dental crowns in Brandon, MB

Crowns are used to protect, cover and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t solve a problem. Dental crowns come in many different materials including metal porcelain resin or ceramics that require little care other than regular good oral hygiene.

Dental crowns are a common way to restore the shape, size and appearance of your teeth.

The tooth-shaped cap covers over any damaged area on top of what you have now while also restoring them back into their normal state!

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Who needs a tooth crown?

Tooth damage is a serious issue that can cause pain and discomfort for many people.

There are many reasons why your teeth could become damaged. Maybe you have an injury or tooth decay, but the most common cause of dental damage is use over time – which will eventually lead to loose gaps between each individual tooth.

What are dental crowns made of?

Metal crowns

There are several metals that can be used in dental crowns, including gold, palladium, nickel and chromium. Metal crowns are a great option for people who don’t want to worry about their teeth chipping or breaking. They also last much longer than traditional ceramic ones, so you’ll only need one shot of it!

Porcelain crowns

This type of dental crown can be matched to the color of your teeth. They have a more natural looking tooth, but sometimes you will notice dark lines showing through on top where there is metal under porcelain cap- not really something most people want.

Another con is that the crown may wear down your teeth opposite it.

Composite resin

Though they wear down over time and are more likely to break than porcelain crowns, dental resin is a cost-effective option for those who want their teeth restored.

All-ceramic or all-porcelain

These natural-colored dental crowns provide the best color match compared to any other type. They’re also a good choice if you have metal allergies.

They can also wear down the teeth opposite them in the mouth a little more than metal or resin crowns. All-ceramic crowns are a good choice for front teeth.

Pressed ceramic

The hard inner core of these dental crowns make them more durable than an all-porcelain one. They have better natural color match and longer lasting durability, which is why they’re popular among patients who want their teeth restored with the most realistic look possible.

How long do dental crowns last?

Crowns are strong and will last for about 10 years or longer if you take good care of them. Crowns are made to replace natural teeth, so they’re not as strong. You’ll want take good care of them just like you would your regular toothbrush and flossing habits for all the added protection that it provides.

Be sure to avoid biting on hard surfaces with porcelain crowns (for example, chewing ice or popcorn hulls). This can result in cracking and damage your teeth!

Possible complications of having a crown

There are several potential problems you might face over time with your crown, including:

Teeth sensitivity

Sometimes a tooth’s sensitivity to heat or cold can make it painful. However, if you’re experiencing discomfort from pressure on your crown as well then there may be an issue with how they are fitted and need further attention by the dentist.

Chipped crown

The dental crowns are made of all porcelain, so it’s possible that they might chip. Small chipped pieces can often be resolved and the tooth will remain in your mouth; however if there is a large crack or many small ones then you’ll need to have them replaced because otherwise infection could start growing behind these areas which would cause pain when eating food with hot coffee/tea etc., making things worse.

Crown knocked out or loose

Your crown could come loose or even fall out if there isn’t enough cement keeping it in place. Call your dentist immediately so that they can check for proper fit and tightening options.

Allergic reaction

Some people have an allergic reaction to the metal used in some crowns, but this isn’t common.

Gum disease

If you’re noticing that your gums are getting sore or irritated around the crown of teeth, it could be an early symptom for gum disease. You may also start experiencing pain in this area and find yourself acquiring bleeding when brushing because there’s already damage present from not taking care properly with daily hygiene routines

Gum disease is a serious issue that can cause inflammation of the gums, leading to tooth loss in some cases. Gum irritation around your crown may be an early indicator for gum problems so you should visit our dentist immediately if this happens.

How much do dental crowns cost?

The average cost of a dental crown can vary depending on the type of crown needed. In general, a dental crown can cost anywhere between $800 and 1500 or even more depending on the material used in the crown and the size of the tooth.

The price of a crown may rise if the dentist has to perform more extensive prep work before putting in your new tooth. For example, you might need root canal or dental implant surgery and this can drive up costs even higher than usual for some people who are looking into getting their teeth fixed with either option

The cost of a crown is not usually fully covered by insurance. To be certain, check with your specific dental plan before you go any further.

To schedule your next appointment, we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to caring for your smile!

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