Dental Crowns – What are they?

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Dental Crowns – What are they? 2018-07-03T11:54:24+00:00

Dental Crowns – What Are They?

A dental crown, also called a cap, is similar to a large filling, but made of a stronger material. A crown wraps all the way around the tooth protecting every visible surface. Dental crowns are made to look very natural and can be matched to resemble size, shape and colour of surrounding teeth.

What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?

Dental Crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, stainless steel, other alloys or all ceramic. Most people prefer materials that can be matched to adjacent teeth (porcelain and ceramic) and create more of a natural look.

Why Do We Use Dental Crowns?

Dental Crowns can be used for a variety of different reasons. They can be used for cosmetic and functional purposes. Some common reasons why crowns are used are listed below:

  • Extensive decay that compromises a large portion of tooth structure
  • Replacing an large old filling with extensive decay or damage
  • Trauma
  • Tooth fracture
  • After a root canal
  • To improve aesthetics of one of more teeth
  • In cases, to correct bite discrepancies or problems

How Do I Know If I Need A Dental Crown?

Your dental professional will advise you of your need for a crown. We take a series of pictures and x-rays to explain and show you why a crown is needed. We also submit estimates to your insurance company for you to assure maximum coverage.

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