A crown is a type of dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are created outside the mouth and applied to the prepared natural tooth. As a result, the structure of the tooth roots is kept intact to provide a secure foundation for the crown. Crowns can be used in many ways; we use dental crowns to restore damaged teeth, strengthen weaker teeth, improve the look, colour, and shape of teeth, and support other restorations like dental bridges. If you have specific flaws in your smile that you would like to correct, talk to our team of dental professionals about custom dental crowns.
What to Expect from a Dental Crown
Dental crowns are made from composite resin or porcelain to provide a sturdy structure that supports the natural tooth below and closely resembles the look of the surrounding teeth. Dental crowns are custom-fitted to each patient’s mouth for a seamless, comfortable fit that makes chewing, biting, and talking, feel natural. Your dental crown can last over a decade if you care for it properly. You can care for your crown just as you would your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing.
When is a Dental Crown Needed?
Dental crowns are commonly used in combination with other restorative and cosmetic procedures. For example, dental crowns are used to protect the remainder of a natural tooth following a root canal. Dental crowns can also be used to cover and protect a broken or chipped tooth or to improve the appearance of a tooth. Dental crowns can also be used with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
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