Repair Damaged Teeth With Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a common solution when the top of your teeth are damaged. These tooth-shaped caps cover the entire visible portion of the upper tooth, restoring the look, feel and function.
Crowns are typically made from porcelain, a gold/metal alloy or a combination of both. Modern porcelain crowns are almost indistinguishable from natural teeth – helping to restore your confident, natural smile.
A solution even in severe cases
Even teeth that have extensive decay/damage can be repaired using crowns – without the need for extraction. Crowns can be useful in a wide-range of situations, including to cover implants and to help prevent damaged teeth from further degrading.
Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss whether a dental crown could be the right solution for you.
How long do crowns last?
With proper care a dental crown can last for 8 years or more. You should take care of your crown(s) by flossing the area around it to discourage plaque. Take notice if you tend to clench your jaw or grind your teeth as this can weaken the crowns grip.
How Crowns are Inserted
Typically your existing tooth will be reduced slightly in size to allow space for the crown. An impression of the existing tooth is made and then the crown can be cast and prepared. Until the permanent crown is available we will fit a temporary crown for you. When ready the permanent crown can then be cemented in place.
Do you think a crown might be the right solution for you? Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists and to discuss your options.