In the past, visible metal was a part of getting your teeth fixed. With new technology, dental crowns that look just like natural teeth are within everyone’s reach. Your teeth are made up of the root which is buried in the gum and bone, and the crown which is the visible part. You may need a new crown made if your tooth is:
- Severely decayed;
- Broken-down beyond repair;
- Had root canal treatment;
- or the tooth is cracked (cracked tooth syndrome).
Over time, teeth can become worn down, broken, or cracked. They may have large fillings that can weaken the tooth structure or cause staining. In these cases, a dental crown is the best long-term option for strengthening your teeth. The tooth crown is fabricated in our laboratory, therefore, it can be a new shape, or a whiter colour if you choose. Replacing broken down teeth with crowns can protect the teeth from further damage, preserve the jaws’ correct natural alignment and can increase the strength of a weakened tooth. A small amount of the tooth is removed from the top and sides. The crown is like a thimble that goes over the remaining tooth structure, surrounding it and providing structural support.
What is a tooth crown made of?
Crowns can be made entirely of porcelain, ceramic, gold, or a combination of these materials. Each crown is custom made individually by our laboratory. Placing your new crown is a straightforward procedure that takes two appointments.