dental crown

Crowns are similar to a cap that is placed over a tooth, and are used to save and restore a damaged tooth. Crowns look natural and allow patients to use their tooth again. The color of a crown can also be matched to your natural teeth, and crowns help to make damaged teeth strong again.

When Would a Crown be Necessary?

  • To repair a cracked or damaged tooth
  • After root canal treatment
  • To help restore a misshapen or stained tooth
  • To repair an existing crown that does not fit properly

Crowns can last anywhere between 5 to 15 years depending on wear and tear. Over time if the crown faces a higher level of wear and tear, this can lead to the need for crown replacement. If you use good oral hygiene and you are careful with your crown they can last up to 25-30 years.

Tips To Help Your Crown Last Longer

  • Avoid biting down on hard objects or foods to prevent wear and tear of the crown.
  • Attend regular cleanings in our office so we can ensure all looks good and your crown remains healthy.
  • Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth. If you suffer from bruxism we may recommend a mouth guard.
  • Make sure you are brushing and flossing daily, and you pay attention to the crown area while brushing.

If you experience any pain in or around your crown, or notice any cracks or chips please contact our office immediately. We will get you in to be seen as soon as possible.

Looking To Find Out More About Crowns?

If you are interested in finding out more about crowns and how they may benefit you, schedule a consultation in our office. We provide a detailed consultation process for all of our patients, and can recommend treatment options that work for you. Your oral health is our priority, and we go above and beyond to provide the highest level of care for all of our patients.

To schedule an appointment please contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that places a cap over a tooth or dental implant. Crowns help keep the underlying tooth from breaking apart, and can be used to help fix an area on a tooth that is broken. There are different types of crowns available to patients, and depending on the severity of the tooth will determine which type of crown is best. Crowns are typically made of hard materials such as porcelain or ceramic, but can also be made of gold, resin, or stainless steel. They can be made to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth and blend in nicely.

Pros of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns improve your appearance, and can help correct any cosmetic issues in the mouth. There are many benefits to dental crowns, and crowns are commonly used today.

  • Crowns are used to replace large or worn out fillings in the teeth
  • Restore dental implants
  • Restore cracked, injured, or damaged teeth
  • Correct discoloration or alignment
  • Reshape your teeth
  • Keep cracked or damaged teeth from breaking down further
  • Protect the underlying tooth after a root canal
  • Crowns are durable and last for years

Cons of Dental Crowns

With any dental procedure there are always some disadvantages patients should consider. In some cases, crowns may need to be repaired or replaced. This is not common but does happen occasionally. During a crown procedure the tooth has to be filed down to ensure the crown can be securely placed. If a crown is not fitted properly there is risk that it can fall out, or allow bacteria to enter underneath the crown. Patients may become more sensitive to hot or cold after their crown is placed. Our office typically recommends a sensitive toothpaste to help with this issue.

If patients ever have an issue with a crown we encourage them to contact our office right away. Leaving a damaged crown untreated can lead to further issues or complications. Overall, crowns are extremely helpful in preserving teeth, and give patients a beautiful natural white smile. The benefits of crowns definitely outweigh the risks.

Interested in Finding Out More?

If you are interested in finding out more about dental crowns, or if you have a damaged or discolored tooth, a dental crown may be the right solution. Our team is available to help you take the next step towards that perfect smile.

To schedule your consultation with our team contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

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Dentures shouldn’t have to feel loose. Did you know that having dentures doesn’t mean the end to your food enjoyments? If you have a poorly fitting denture it won’t sit well, and it won’t allow you to chew well. There are things that can be done to fix this. Sometimes it can be a very simple adjustment that allows the denture to sit properly. Other times it may be worthwhile to consider dental implants which will allow the dentures to attach on to something!

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People with dentures should still have a checkup done! We have all heard the joke ‘I’ll just drop them off and pick them up later!’ but in actuality if you have dentures there are dental/medical conditions that can easily be prevented by coming in for an annual checkup. This includes an oral cancer screening, denture check, denture fit check, and soft tissue examination. Some dentures fitting poorly for a long time will cause severe harm to the gums.

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New dentures can be 3D printed! Dental technology has advanced far in the past few years. Goodbye goopy impressions!

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Your poorly fitting denture could be causing your tissues problems, or could be from something that has changed in your mouth and makes your denture fit poorly.

Questions? Contact Today's Dental Grande Prairie!

If you have any additional questions, or are looking to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beeson, our dentist in Grande Prairie, AB, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff today! We also offer emergency dental treatments as well.

If You’re Currently Missing Teeth, You Might Be

If you’re currently missing teeth, you might be looking for a way to completely transform your smile in a permanent manner. Implants have become the go-to option for patients wanting to fill in their smile and replace missing dentition. Because implants can easily last for multiple decades, more and more patients have chosen it for themselves and are thrilled with what it can do for them.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are made of titanium and are surgically placed into the jawbone. Over time, the implant itself will fuse with the jawbone and become a relatively permanent part of your smile. The procedure to place the actual implant is easy, quick and straightforward. Most patients are good candidates for implants because of how easy the restoration is to place.

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Dental Implants Are Made Of Titanium

Is Swelling Normal After Implant Placement?

As with most other oral surgeries, swelling is completely normal after having implants placed. The swelling is typically caused by the incision that is made through the gums. It is your body’s natural response to have an incision made. The swelling should subside in a few days, but if you notice that it’s been weeks and you’re still dealing with some slight swelling, it is time for you to come in for a checkup appointment. Swelling could be a signal that there is an infection or abscess present, especially if it’s been over two to three weeks since the implant was placed. However, it is completely normal to have swelling for up to a week or two after the implant has been initially placed inside the mouth.

How to Minimize Post-Surgical Symptoms

The best way for you to minimize any swelling and prevent future problems is to keep your mouth clean. Always follow all post-surgical instructions and use any medications or oral rinses that are provided to you. This can help to minimize the amount of bacteria in the mouth, which can help the gums to heal naturally without any complications. If you are noticing a problem or are dealing with pain and swelling weeks after the surgery was done, it is important to be seen by an expert to rule out any problems or issues with infection.

If you would like to learn more about implants and the process to place them, call us today so that we can get you in for an appointment as soon as feasibly possible.

Dental Implants Have Been Used For

Dental implants have been used for years to replace missing teeth. When you’re missing one or more of your teeth, it can be downright difficult to feel confident in your appearance. It may even be difficult to eat, chew and speak normally. Implants can be used to replace this missing dentition so that you finally feel confident in the way that you look.

Understanding the Science Behind Dental Implants

Implants are typically made out of titanium, which is a material that has safely been used in surgical procedures for decades. The implant will be inserted deep into the jawbone during the procedure. Over the course of a few months, the implant’s post undergoes a process known as osseointegration. This means that it will bond with the bone itself, becoming an integral and permanent part of your jaw. Once healed, we can place a crown, fixed bridge or even an overdenture over the implant.

Dental Implants Have Been Used For
Understanding The Science Behind Dental Implants

How Long Will Implants Last?

The majority of implants can last for over 40 years without showing any signs of wear or damage. You can think of implants as a permanent solution to many of your dental problems. Because implants are fused with the jawbone itself, the implant is there to stay and should not move, shift or break unless severe facial trauma is experienced. This is why so many patients have been choosing implants over other options. It is an option that you simply will not need to think or worry about once the implant has been given time to heal.

Maintaining Your Implants for Life

The best way to maintain your implant for life is with proper oral hygiene. This is because gum disease can lead to both tooth and bone loss, which can cause the implant to become loose and fall out. In order to prevent gum disease, proper brushing and flossing should be done twice a day. You should keep up with your dental checkup appointments so that we are able to keep track of your implant and the way that it looks and is functioning. You can expect many decades of a solid, sturdy implant that is going to help to fill in areas of your smile that you’re currently missing right now.

If you’d like to learn more about implant technology, call us today to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members.