At Crawford Dental Clinic, our Taber dentists use dental crowns to correct significant tooth damage and prevent further damage.
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that are placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its original shape, size and colour.
Dental crowns improve the strength, function, and appearance of a broken or diseased tooth that may otherwise be lost.
Crowns are very strong and can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain and metal. They look and function like natural teeth, and if cared for properly, can last 10 years or more.
How Dental Crowns Work
When there is significant damage to a tooth or decay that needs to be removed, your dentist may use a dental crown to restore your tooth.
Crowns may be used to restore a tooth after a procedure like a root canal. They may be used to attach bridges, cover dental implants or for cosmetic reasons, such as to lighten a discoloured tooth.
The Crown Procedure
Placing a dental crown requires two dental appointments. First, an impression will be taken of the tooth and you may be fitted with a temporary crown while your crown is being custom-made.
Once it's ready, you will return and your crown will be placed and sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally.