Dental Crowns - Cosmetic Dentist in Toronto - North York Dentist

A dental crown is a permanent cap placed over an existing tooth or an implant. If you have a damaged or disfigured tooth, a dental crown is an excellent solution to restore your tooth both visually and functionally. It can also help to strengthen teeth that are structurally compromised.


A crown is typically placed over an existing tooth that has been prepared by your dentist. This process involves reshaping your tooth so that it fits securely inside the crown. The crown is moulded to match your original, undamaged tooth shape. Dental crowns are most often made of ceramic, porcelain, or resin.


The mounting of a crown is most often a two stage process. At your first appointment your cosmetic dentist in North York will first ensure that your tooth is able to support a crown. If it is, he will file the tooth in question down, and take a mould of it, and the adjacent teeth. A temporary crown is installed to prevent any damage that could be incurred in the interim.


Before your next visit, the mould is analyzed and a crown is constructed to fit securely over the filed down tooth, and between the adjacent teeth. At your second visit, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is installed using a powerful adhesive. After a brief adjustment period, your crown should feel and work like a natural tooth.


While a filling is able to repair minor damage to small segments of your teeth, if the repairs required are extensive, a crown might be the right option for you. As long as you still have a tooth in place, it can be made to look whole again using a crown. In fact, even if the tooth is entirely lost, a crown can be mounted to dental implants, meaning no matter what, you have options to restore your teeth to be healthy and aesthetically pleasing.


Contact us today, or make an appointment online to discuss if dental crowns are the correct solution for you.

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Last Updated On 2021-10-19