Repair Damage and Restore Your Smile With a Dental Crown
For a damaged or decayed tooth that requires more help than a filling, inlay, or onlay can provide, a dental crown is an effective restorative solution. A natural-looking dental crown in Brampton is completed in just one appointment with your dentist at Torbram Dental, thanks to CEREC one-visit technology.
When a Crown Is Needed
Also called a cap, the dental crown is a thin covering that completely surrounds the affected tooth. It can restore the strength and appearance of teeth in the front or back of the mouth. You may need a dental crown to...
- Restore moderate levels of decay
- Hold together parts of a broken tooth,
- Complete root canal therapy
- Replace a missing tooth (covering a dental implant)
- Make cosmetic improvements to severely damaged front teeth
Dental crowns can be constructed of a number of materials, including porcelain/ceramic, porcelain fused-to-metal, gold, and metal alloys. When cosmetics are a primary concern, like for teeth in the front of the mouth, porcelain is the best option.
Same-day dentistry is available with porcelain restorations. With CEREC (chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics), your dentist can prepare your tooth, manufacture the crown, and place it in the very same visit. CEREC eliminates the need for a temporary restoration and leaves you with a flawless-looking, long-lasting crown.
When gold or metal is a better choice -- like for restoring teeth in the back of the mouth, or when the patient prefers a specific material -- the dental crown is manufactured in a separate laboratory and completed in two visits to the dentist. You will need to wear a temporary crown in the time between appointments.
Caring for a Dental Crown
Maintain your dental crown and the teeth and gums around it with solid dental hygiene. Continue to brush your teeth for two minutes, at least twice a day, and floss every single day. It is important to thoroughly remove plaque and bacteria from the mouth, as the tooth beneath the crown and the gums around it are still vulnerable to decay and infection. Special tools are available to make cleaning around the base of the crown easier.
If you play contact sports or grind your teeth at night, you can further protect your smile from chipped or broken teeth with a custom-fitted sports guard or night guard.
When cared for properly, you can expect your dental crown to last for many years. No dental restoration lasts forever, though. Let your dentist know if you notice your crown loosening or becoming uncomfortable.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Restoration
Are you in need of a dental crown? Broken, infected, and decayed teeth do not get better on their own, so seek treatment as soon as possible. Get in touch with Torbram Dental or schedule an appointment online to get started on your restoration today!
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