At Bramwest Family Dental, we provide both restorative and cosmetic dentistry services. One treatment that can be used in many ways is a dental crown. This is a dental prosthetic that is fitted onto a tooth to cover it. Because it is custom-made and completely covers the tooth, it can be used not only to address dental problems like decay but can improve the appearance of a tooth. Visit our office in Brampton, ON for high-quality, long-lasting dental crowns.
A crown can be made from several types of material, such as ceramic, porcelain, resin, or stainless steel. Your dentist will choose the material used based on the location of the tooth and the reason why it is needed. For example, a crown being used cosmetically (mainly to improve how a tooth looks) will most often be made of porcelain or ceramic. These materials are durable but can be shaded to match the color of the natural teeth to create a restoration that doesn’t look out of place. If, on the other hand, the tooth being treated is located in the back of the mouth, it may have to be made of a stronger material to withstand the biting forces used in that area.
A dental crown can be used restoratively to hold together a broken tooth or one that is at risk of breaking, to restore a fractured tooth, or to support a tooth that has had a large filling placed. It is also commonly used to create an abutment tooth for a dental bridge. Cosmetically, it can be placed on an extremely discolored tooth to cover it.
A dental crown will require two visits to Bramwest Family Dental to be placed because it must be created at a dental laboratory and will take some time. During the first appointment, the affected tooth will be prepared for the crown by being cleaned and filed down a small portion. Your dentist will take an impression of it to send to the dental laboratory. A temporary crown will be placed onto the prepared tooth until the permanent crown is completed, at which time it will be switched out and fastened into place.
Come see us at Bramwest Family Dental to restore or improve the health of your teeth in Brampton, ON.