If you have teeth that have become stained, chipped or decayed, dental crowns are an effective way to give your teeth an upgrade. Dental crowns, otherwise known as caps, is an artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. It restores the tooth and prevents further decay. Dental crowns look and feel just like a natural tooth.
There are 4 different types of dental crowns: metal crown, composite crown, porcelain crown, and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Metal crowns are made out of gold and they’re longer-lasting and strong. However, they don’t look like natural teeth. Meanwhile, composite crowns look natural and don’t chip as easily, but they tend to wear down more easily from chewing and can stain easily. Porcelain crowns look the most natural teeth but they are a lot more brittle than metal and composite crowns. Similarly, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look like natural teeth and are a lot stronger than a regular porcelain crown. However, the metal may show easily if your gums are thin or if they shrink.
Our top-rated dentists in Kanata will give you local anesthetic, file down the tooth that needs to be restored, and then take an impression of your teeth. This impression is used to make the artificial tooth with the use of restorative materials. Sometimes, an impression is sent to the dental lab or is done with a Cerec machine, depending on which crown the patient and dentist chooses to do. Until the crown is finished, our dentist may place a temporary crown on the decayed tooth to prevent further damage. On your next visit with us, our dentist will place the final crown on your decayed tooth.
Some patients wait until the last possible second to fix the decay in their mouth, causing them to be in dire need of an emergency appointment. But, don’t wait and book an appointment now We can fix your damaged teeth by performing a dental crown on you!