Restore The Look & Health of Your Teeth
If left long enough, tooth decay can have a serious effect on the look and health of your teeth. However, we can offer several restorative services to help maintain your affected tooth and prevent it from affecting your overall oral health and bite.
Dental crowns, or caps, fit right over the top of damaged, fractured, or infected teeth. With the help of a crown, you can restore your tooth’s appearance, shape, strength.
Find out today if a crown can bring you the smile you deserve.
Why Should You Get a Crown?
Getting a dental crown depends on the quality of your teeth and the issues they’re facing. We generally recommend crowns for teeth that are fractured, damaged, or decayed.
Crowns are made of several different materials, including metal, resin, porcelain, or ceramic. The type of material we use depends on your oral health needs and the location of the tooth.
Getting a Crown & Frequently Asked Questions
Crowns are permanently fixed to your teeth, so we follow a very detailed process to ensure your crown is secure and appropriate for your needs.
When you come in for your first crown appointment, we’ll take a look at the tooth you wish to crown to determine its health, shape, and strength. We will take impressions of your tooth to ensure your crown fits comfortably.
Your impressions will then be sent to the lab where a custom-made crown will be created to fit you. We’ll ensure your crown is the right size, shape, and colour at a second appointment before permanently cementing it over your tooth.
What Are Inlays & Onlays?
Inlays and onlays are custom inserts we may recommend if your tooth isn’t damaged enough to warrant the use of a crown. While crowns cover your entire natural tooth, inlays and onlays only cover small sections.
Inlays restore areas in between the cusp of your teeth, while onlays restore one or more of these cusps.
How Long Does a Crown Last?
The average lifespan of a crown is about 10 years, but they can last longer with proper care and hygiene. However, you may affect how long your crown lasts if you struggle with teeth grinding, use your teeth as tools (like opening packages), or chew on things like fingernails or pencils.
How Do I Take Care of a Crown?
Taking care of your crown is very similar to taking care of your natural teeth. As long as you’re brushing twice a day, flossing, and keeping up with your regular dental check-ups, your crown can last for many years.
If you damage or lose your crown, please get in touch with our team as soon as possible. Our team will get to work finding a solution right for your needs.
Compassionate Dental Care is Only a Call Away
We’re here to help you take control of your oral health and provide you with the shining, healthy smile you deserve.
If you believe a crown can help you achieve your oral health goals, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to book your appointment. We’ll be happy to develop a treatment plan right for you and your needs.