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What You Need to Know About Dental Crowns

July 16, 2018

A dental crown is an artificial restoration that takes care of various dental problems. It is used to fit over the remaining portion of a tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Sometimes, a dental crown is termed as a dental cap.

Crowns are used for restoring the function or appearance of your teeth. If you have damaged, cracked, misaligned, discoloured and/or chipped teeth, your dentist may recommend dental crowns as one of a myriad of treatment options.

Crowns are also known to protect a delicate tooth after a root canal procedure. They also help to strengthen weakened teeth due to damage or injury. If you are undergoing a dental crown procedure, expect that your tooth will be prepared in a certain way that involves removing or shaping a portion of the remaining tooth structure. Crowns can be temporary while other aspects of your treatment are incomplete or permanent when all other issues regarding your treatment allow for it. Remember that nothing lasts forever and even permanent crowns may need to be replaced (hopefully you can get 15-20 years of service)

Crowns are made of different materials, including gold, metal and porcelain and all porcelain. Each crown type has its place. You should have all pros and cons explained to you before you make your final choice. If you need our assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us at torontobeachdental.com.

 

-Dr. Jay Rabinovich

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