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Crowns are the Best Choice for Reconstructive Dentistry

Reconstructive dentistry offers the twin benefits of correcting damage to your teeth and making your teeth look their best. Many different methods are used to achieve these goals. One of them happens to be the crown. In many cases, a crown will be the best approach to adding strength and improving the appearance of a tooth. Here are some examples of when a crown is the perfect solution.

Repairing a Cracked Tooth

Cracked teeth can occur if you bite on something that is too hard. They can also take place if you are in some type of accident that results in a direct hit to the mouth. While the tooth is still intact, a crack increases the odds of decay and eventual loss of that tooth.

You can expect a dental expert to suggest adding a veneer to cover the crack and replace at least some of the strength that the tooth no longer possesses. It’s not unusual for the dental professional to recommend a crown as well. The crown further alleviates pressure on the tooth and reduces the potential for the crack to widen. Thanks to this type of treatment, you could keep that tooth for decades.

Cavity Repairs

No all cavities are tiny areas that can be filled in with ease. When a significant portion of the tooth is decayed, there may be little left but a shell. In times past, that would have been enough to extract the tooth and call the task done.

Today, it’s possible to remove the decayed portion and use a filling to prevent further damage. Choosing to add a crown restores the top of the tooth to a natural shape and also protects the filling. It will be years before the tooth needs any additional work.

Root Canals

There are times when the decay has damaged to tooth root. Removing the root widens the open space and calls for a larger filling. Adding a crown as part of the reconstructive dentistry effort decreases the potential for ongoing pain. At the same time, the crown can be tinted to match the shade of the rest of the tooth. No one will know a root canal took place unless you choose to tell them.

Chipped Teeth

Your recent accident did not crack any of your teeth, but several are chipped along the top. Left untreated, those teeth could develop decay and you could experience quite a bit of sensitivity. Choosing to install crowns protects those teeth from further damage and prevents sensitivity. Without the crowns, you might find it harder to chew comfortably. Drinking beverages at anything other than room temperature could also trigger a lot of pain. With crowns in place, you don’t have to worry about that type of pain.

These are just a few of the instances where a crown is essential. Experts at dental clinics can provide you with more examples. If you are experiencing any type of issue with your teeth, call us today. Together, we will find the solution that’s right for you.

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We are so excited to announce that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons has just given us the green light to begin seeing all non-essential and deferred treatment! Under the guidance of the RCDSO, all dentists in Ontario will now be able to re-open their practices for routine care and treatment. ​ Up until now, due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, dentists have only been permitted to provide ​ emergency dental treatment. ​ This means that we have been unable to provide any other type of dental procedures since mid-March.

We can't wait to get back to work and begin seeing our patients again! We are spending this week implementing the changes mandated by the ministry of health and the dental association and will resume a normal schedule starting next week. You can rest assured that the safety of our community, our patients, and our team members are of utmost importance and we will have implemented additional safety measures and precautions. This is in addition to our already strict infection control protocols that were already in place.

Please be patient with us and give us some time to contact you; if you have had an appointment rescheduled, you are at the top of our list to call. We will be doing our best to ensure that everyone is re-booked as soon as possible. However, if you would like to get in sooner, or are having a concern, please feel free to give us a call.

What can I expect at my next dental appointment?

  • We will be ​pre-screening ​all patients prior to their appointments, and one more time upon arrival.
  • We are requesting that only the person who is booked for an appointment enter the office where ever possible (parents and caregivers will be permitted if necessary).
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front entrance, and also to wear a mask until you are seated in the treatment room. (A mask will be provided if you do not have your own)
  • We will be staggering appointment times to limit the number of people in our offices to promote and encourage physical distancing.
  • There are hand hygiene stations located throughout the offices.
  • We have installed plexiglass barriers in the waiting room to protect our patients and team members.

FAQ

When exactly can I book an appointment?

  • We are seeing emergencies this week, but starting Mon, June 8th, we will begin seeing all patients with outstanding treatment

What procedures will we be able to do?

  • We will be able to perform all procedures, including extractions, fillings, root canal treatments, fabricating night guards and anything else that has been delayed due to COVID19

Will I be able to get my teeth cleaned and my regular recall exam (check up)?

  • We are hoping to begin scheduling hygiene appointments by the middle of June
  • As guidelines change this may be sooner or later

How will you contact me for my next appointment?

  • One of our team members will contact you to review your needs and schedule your appointment appropriately. We will be initially focussing on following up on emergency and urgent care. Please call, text or email us if you have a specific concern and we will respond ASAP.

Do we have enough PPE?

  • Absolutely! Our offices will be well equipped to keep you and our teams safe.
  • We have been providing emergency care throughout the pandemic with appropriate PPE

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