Boost Your Confidence
Dental crowns are mainly used to repair damaged teeth and eventually restore a complete, natural-looking smile. Dental crown installation is a crucial restoration procedure that will completely encase your tooth above your gum line. This procedure is often required when large cavities compromise the health of the teeth. In contrast to dental veneers, which just cover the front surfaces of the teeth, dental crowns cover the entire tooth to provide reinforcement for those weakened teeth while obtaining aesthetic results.
Why Would You Need A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns offer an ideal way to restore broken teeth or those that have weakened from a large filling or by decay. We offer dental crown installation in our Stoney Creek clinic that could be useful for:
- Protect your weak tooth from breaking
- Hold together the parts of your cracked tooth
- Support and cover a tooth with a filling
- Restore a broken tooth
- Restore a tooth that’s been seriously worn down
- Cover dental implants
- Effectively cover severely discoloured or misshapen teeth
A dental crown is comprised of highly durable materials that will restore, shape and strengthen your teeth, allowing you to smile with confidence again. While porcelain veneers and direct restorations can repair most tooth decay, stains and small cracks, teeth that are even more severely damaged need additional support by a crown.
What Are Crowns Made Of?
Dental crowns can actually be made of a wide range of different materials as well as new materials that have recently been introduced in the industry. Some of the popular options include:
- Porcelain Bonded to Metal – crowns are usually made of this kind of material. A porcelain/non-precious metal base is made and porcelain is applied in layers over this material
- Porcelain Crowns – these are made out of porcelain. They are not as durable and strong as the bonded crowns, but they can give your teeth a natural look. These crowns are most commonly used for front teeth
- All-Ceramic Crowns – this is a modern material that is metal-free. It can provide the appearance of the porcelain crown and the strength of the bonded crown
- Gold Alloy Crowns – one of the oldest teeth filling materials is actually gold. Nowadays, this material is used with some other materials to improve its strength, making it hard-wearing teeth restoration material
- Stainless Steel Crowns – these are actually prefabricated crowns used primarily on permanent teeth as just a temporary measure. These crowns protect the filling or tooth. For children, the stainless steel crowns are often used to fit over their primary tooth that has been prepared to fit the crown. This covers the tooth and protects it from tooth decay