Crowns Restoring Damaged Teeth Back

If your tooth is slightly damaged and not lost; a dental crowns (also called a cap) could be the best solution for you as it can be used to cover the damaged part of your tooth. A dental crown protects your tooth from having further damage.

You may require a dental crown if:

  • you have a root canal;
  • you have a large filling in a tooth;
  • you have a broken tooth; or
  • your tooth is badly stained, not the right shape or out of line.
Dental Crowns are made different kind of metals, porcelains or porcelain fused to metal. They are very strong and last for approximately 10 years if you take excellent care of them. Always brush and floss your crown just as you would any other tooth in your mouth.

Keep in mind that dental crowns and replacement teeth are not as strong as your natural teeth, so keep these in mind:
  • do not bite down on hard objects;
  • do not use your teeth to open or cut things; and
  • do not do these things with your natural teeth either.

Dental Crowns are made and placed in the following manner:
  • 1. Your dentist may make a mold (or an impression) of your tooth to fit a temporary crown. It protects your tooth until a permanent one is prepared. Temporary dental crowns may not have the same shape and colour as your permanent one.
  • 2. The dentist will give you a freezing (called a local anesthetic). He or she then files down your actual tooth to make room for the crown.
  • Another impression is then taken of the filed-down tooth and nearby teeth. The temporary crown is placed over your tooth and you are sent on your merry way.
  • The impression, or mold, is then sent to a dental lab, where a permanent dental crown is being custom-made. The mold of your tooth is used to make a mode. A filling or a restoration that is the same size and shape as your tooth is built based on the model.
  • Upon returning to your dentist, the temporary dental crown is removed and the permanent one is placed. Then your dentist will make sure the crown is the right fit, shape and colour. If it is, your dentist cements the crown into place. Your tooth will look and work very much like a natural tooth.

Each set of teeth are unique; just like you. While those are the typical steps of making a crown, your tooth may vary in needs and special care. For instance, you might require orthodontic treatment or gum treatment. It might take more than a couple of visits to your dentist or the visits may last longer. Lormel Gate Dentistry in Brampton, Bolton and Caledon provides dental crowns or dental caps to the patients for their damaged teeth. A crown protects your tooth from having further damage.