The way that teeth are repaired has improved a great deal in the past century alone. At one time, dental crowns would be a metal cap over a damaged or worn tooth. Today, patients needing dental restoration benefit from better materials and techniques. One of the most popular materials for dental crowns in Scarborough and surrounding areas is porcelain.
There are several reasons why you may choose to have a porcelain crown made:
Crowns fully cover the visible portion of a tooth. They can hide imperfections or dental work such as:
- Large, visible fillings
- Silver fillings that have cracked or loosened
- Discolored or misshapen teeth
- Large crack or chip
Crowns provide a weak or damaged tooth with the structure needed to bite and chew foods without causing further injury. With a crown it is possible to:
- Prevent breakage in a decayed or weakened tooth
- Protect a cracked tooth from further damage
Dental crowns are an integral part of the tooth replacement process. We may use dental crowns in the following ways:
- To secure a dental bridge. The fixed bridge is made up of two beautiful crowns and one or more artificial teeth in between. This restoration is made in the dental lab where individual “teeth” are fused together to create the full bridge. In the office, crowns are affixed over the teeth that sit on either side of the gap. The artificial tooth or teeth fit in the empty space. Because artificial teeth are anchored via dental crowns, chewing and biting are restored.
- To complete dental implant treatment. Dental implant treatment is considered today’s gold standard for the replacement of missing teeth. Implants are inserted into the jawbone, where these tiny posts become fully stabilized as bone tissue grows around them. When the foundation has been laid with implants, individual dental crowns may be affixed to support healthy function and a pleasing appearance. Implants may hold dental crowns, a bridge, or a full denture.
The team at Esquire Dental Centres provides customized care to patients from Scarborough, North York, Pickering, and surrounding areas. We are ready to give your smile the very best. Contact us today to schedule your visit.