At Sudbury Dental Group, our dentists use dental crowns to correct significant tooth damage and prevent further deterioration for Sudbury patients.
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are artificial teeth that are placed over an entire decayed or damaged tooth. These strong porcelain caps restore a tooth's original shape, size and colour.
Dental crowns improve the strength, function and appearance of a broken tooth that may otherwise be lost. They are typically used when a tooth is too small for a filling.
Crowns are popular for their durability and may be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain and metal. They look and function like natural teeth, and if cared for properly, can endure 10 or more years of use.
How Dental Crowns Work
Sometimes a tooth endures so much damage or is extensively decayed that large parts of it need to be removed. In this case, your dentist can use dental crowns to restore it.
A dental crown may also be used to restore a tooth following another dental procedure like a root canal. Crowns may also be used for cosmetic reasons, such as to lighten a discoloured tooth or cover dental implants or attach bridges.
The Crown Procedure
Your dentist will need to see you for two appointments to place a dental crown. During the first, your dentist will prepare and take an impression of your tooth.
This will be used to create a custom crown. while the crown is being created, you may receive a temporary crown. Once it's ready, you'll return for a second appointment where your permanent crown will be placed and sculpted to fit your mouth.