How Do Crowns Work?
A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. A crown can be used to improve its strength, appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
We have the latest technologies that can match the crowns to the colour of your natural teeth. The biggest difference between us and other clinics that we are consistently challenging ourselves to use the latest technologies and techniques for our patients.
Who is a good candidate?
People use crowns to:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
If you don’t find the answers to your questions here, please feel free to give us a call! 🙂
Do I need a dental crown?
There are many reasons why a person may need a dental crown. A crown is a viable option is you have decay, discolouration from a previous filling or need to protect what is left of the tooth. If you are having toothaches or noticing visible changes, it is best to schedule a call with one of our doctors to see if this procedure is right for you.
What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?
A crown is appropriate when an existing tooth needs to be restored to bring the tooth back to its natural appearance. Whereas a bridge uses surrounding teeth to help fill the gap of a missing tooth. Crowns and bridges are not to be confused with dentures, which are fixed prosthetics.
Why do I need a dental bridge?
The main reason you would need to get a dental bridge is if you have one or more missing teeth in your mouth.
One of the main reason is if a patient has a lost tooth which creates a gap in the alignment of teeth. Consequently if there is no tooth in the space where it should be, the teeth will shift and move out of place. Thus, a bridge fills the gap and helps to maintain the structure of your smile.
How long will my bridge last for?
Dental bridges normally last 10-15 years, this depends greatly on the level of care.
How long will my crown last?
The durability of your dental crown will depend on how well you take care of it. Developing a regular habit of brushing and flossing will help prevent future treatment to your crown.
Are there other alternatives to a dental crown?
This would depend on the problem. It is possible to fill the area of concern with a large filling. However, the larger the fill, the more prone it is to fracturing. We recommend a dental crown in most cases and do what is best for our patients. Our main goal is to keep patients relaxed while providing the highest level of care.
Will my crown be visible?
We use state of the art technology to carefully match the colour to your surrounding teeth.
Will I be able to feel the difference once the crown is placed?
For the first few days, you will notice a slight difference. However, this goes away. If the procedure area continuing to bother you, contact us as soon as possible.