We use dental crowns to restore the proper shape, strength and function of your teeth and enamel, and to protect them from future damage. Our dentists utilize crowns in many different situations as an effective tooth protection solution that if applied right, will last a lifetime and always look natural.
How Do Crowns Work?
A crown is a covering that sits over the top of the tooth, creating a hard surface to protect, cover, seal, and strengthen it. They’re made from a very strong porcelain material that is able to withstand the day to day forces that occur from tooth to tooth contact and other chewing accidents that may occur.
They’re able to withstand potential damage to a much higher degree than regular fillings can.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
The following are various situations where a crown may be the solution include:
- Teeth with large, broken-down fillings: larger fillings that have broken down, are substantially deteriorated or have formed decay around them can highly benefit from a crown to save the tooth
- Cracked tooth: a cracked tooth can benefit from a crown holding it together. Be careful not to wait too long as an untreated cracked tooth can become sensitive and/or eventually break.
- Receding gums: teeth that are very sensitive, either from a lot of “wear” or from receded gums, require crowns to seal and protect them from hot and cold sensitivity
- Root Canal Treated Tooth: a majority of the time, a tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment will need a crown to properly seal and protect it. These teeth are more brittle, as all the hydration from within the tooth has been taken away. In this case, the crown offers the right amount of protection that the tooth needs
Watch Our Video About Crowns To Learn More
A crown may be the solution to saving your tooth and avoiding removing it. One of our Brantford dentists here at Parkway Dentistry will evaluate your needs depending on your oral health and the condition of your teeth. Watch our video about crowns to learn more.
Get In Touch With Us
If you’re ready to set up an appointment to determine if crowns dentistry is right for you, visit our appointment page to set up a time to meet with our dentists. You can also call us now 519-720-9119 to set up an appointment right now – we’d love to hear from you!