In both general and cosmetic dentistry, there is a special place for dental crowns. The team at Esquire Dental Centres assists patients in restoring, protecting, and enhancing their smiles with crowns when this is the most effective approach to accomplish the desired goal.
Dental crowns, which encapsulate the visible portion of a tooth, have been used for restorative care for decades. In early dentistry, crowns would be fabricated from some sort of metal, such as gold. More affordable alternatives followed, with metal alloy crowns becoming more common, though not necessarily aesthetically pleasing. Today, many people opt for metal alloy crowns covered with a layer of porcelain. With this option, teeth are restored to full strength without leaving dark spots in the smile.
There are several uses for dental crowns in today’s cosmetic and restorative treatments. We may recommend dental crowns for reasons that include:
A tooth that has been compromised in terms of strength needs reinforcement. Depending on the extent of damage, a dental crown may be the best solution for the protection of remaining tooth structure. Designing and placing a customized crown over a weakened tooth reduces the stress on the tooth, leading to greater longevity and function. Crowns may protect a tooth that has developed a large cavity, or has been treated with root canal therapy.
A tooth that has developed fractures, chips, deep stains, or some other imperfection may be enhanced with a dental crown rather than a porcelain veneer. During the initial consultation for care, your dentist will help you determine which enhancement will better suit your needs.
When a missing tooth is replaced with a dental implant, a customized dental crown is designed to recreate optimal oral structure. Implants are tiny titanium cylinders that replace missing roots after tooth loss. These cylinders are inserted into the jawbone where they become fused to bone over a few months. Once fully stabilized, implants are topped with crowns for the naturally beautiful restoration of the smile.
Each dental situation calls for unique treatment. At Esquire Dental Centres, we tailor dental crowns to each patient to reach the desired outcome. Contact us in Scarborough, Pickering, or North York for your consultation with one of our experienced dentists.