Dental Crowns are often referred to as “dental caps”. These restorations typically cover the teeth they are treating.
Dental Crowns may be the ideal treatment option when previous fillings have broken and continuing to add another filling will create a large unstable filling, teeth that are fractured or chipped or if the teeth experience a lot of sensitivity. Crowns can also be done to improve the esthetics especially in cases where the teeth may be malformed, malpositioned or discolored. Following root canal treatment teeth can be become more brittle and so crowns are an ideal way to help protect and strengthen the teeth for better lifespan of the tooth.
Dental Crowns can be made from various materials, both tooth colored and metal. These materials can include porcelain, Zirconia based porcelain, porcelain fused-to-metal, and full cast metal. If you require a crown, our Doctors will complete a comprehensive assessment to determine what the best material would be. This assessment includes looking at numerous factors such as esthetics, where your tooth is positioned , whether there are extra forces being placed on the teeth from habits such as grinding, and finally your personal preference.
With our team approach to your dental health, we always work with our patients to present them with all the viable options and to explain the pros and cons of each treatment and/or materials. In the end, this material is going in your mouth and we want you to feel comfortable and educated about your treatment!
If you think you may need a crown on any of your teeth, please give us a call so that we can help you make the best decision for your tooth and help create a tooth that is as esthetic, durable and long-lasting as possible.