What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a type of protective tooth restoration that 'caps' or covers a damaged or decayed tooth to try and restore its original shape, size and colour. Crowns should improve the strength, function and appearance of a broken tooth that may otherwise be lost.
This Service is Available at ALl toothworks locations
- Bay Adelaide Dental, Toronto
- Brookfield Place Dental, Toronto
- College Park Dental, Toronto
- King-York Dental, Toronto
- Richmond-Adelaide Dental, Toronto
- Hatamian Dentistry, Toronto
- Square One, Mississauga
- Pine Ridge Dental, Scarborough
- Sterling Dental, Scarborough
- Fairview Park Dental, Kitchener
- The Boardwalk Dental, Waterloo
- Masonville Place, London
- Kilborn Dental, Ottawa
The Crown Procedure
Crowns are usually needed when there is insufficient tooth structure remaining to hold a filling.
Unlike fillings, which apply restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth.
Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression, which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements.
Your crown is then sculpted for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
The Benefits of Crowns
If you need a filling replaced but your natural tooth is too small, your dentists may crown it. Your dentist may also use a crown to cover a crooked or discoloured tooth to improve your aesthetics.
Crowns should be strong because they are made of porcelain which should protect and strengthen the remaining tooth structure.