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A DENTAL CROWN IS A DURABLE SOLUTION TO RESTORE YOUR DAMAGED TOOTH

DENTAL CROWNS NEAR YOU IN MISSISSAUGA
 

A DENTAL CROWN IS A LONG-LASTING SOLUTION TO RESTORE THE SHAPE, APPEARANCE AND FUNCTION OF YOUR DAMAGED TOOTH

If you have a broken, cracked, decayed, misshaped, badly stained or weak tooth, a tooth-shaped cap called crown may restore your tooth’s shape, size and function. A crown can improve the looks of your tooth.

If you have a tooth with large filling and it doesn’t have enough tooth structure remaining, a crown may be need to support it. A crown can be used to attach a bridge to replace missing teeth.

A crown is also used to cover your dental implant or root canal treated tooth to serve as a new tooth replacement.

A crown is painless. The average lifespan of a dental crown is 15 years. With proper care, it can last up to 30 years.​

DENTAL CROWN TYPES

Your dental crown can be made of acrylic, metal, porcelain, porcelain bonded to metal, or resin. The type of crown that’s right for you depends on your personal preferences and unique oral health needs.

 

Three types of dental crowns are available on the market today, and each is used to repair teeth that are damaged or decayed. Each of them delivers its own bonuses and drawbacks, but the most popular by far is porcelain crowns. These crowns have a beautiful luster similar to that of natural teeth, while being durable enough to last a patient’s entire lifetime.

Dunwin Dental provides restorative dentistry services to patients throughout the Mississauga area and recommends porcelain crowns to our patients.

BENEFITS OF PORCELAIN CROWNS

Perfect Fit

Porcelain is made of a material that begins malleable and can be formed into any shape. This allows your dentist to create a replacement tooth that fits in perfectly with your natural teeth, making them nearly impossible to tell apart.​

Natural Look

While the translucent material resembles that of natural enamel, it can also be tinted to fit in with your natural style. Porcelain is also completely compatible with your natural biology, ensuring that you won’t experience allergic reactions, irritated gums, or have any fear of rejection. ​

FACTORS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR DENTAL CROWN

 

If your dental treatment includes a dental crown, you want your crown to look natural and fit comfortably in your mouth. You and your dentist at Dunwin Dental will consider many factors, such as:

  • the tooth’s location and function

  • the position of the gum tissue

  • the amount of tooth that shows when you smile

  • the color or shade of the surrounding teeth

  • your personal preference

  • cost and insurance coverage

THE DENTAL CROWN TREATMENT PROCESS AND WHAT TO EXPECT

 

1st Appointment

  • During your initial consultation at our dental office, our dentists will take X-rays to make sure that the roots of the tooth and surrounding bone are in healthy condition to start a crown procedure.

  • If everything looks okay in the x-rays, then the crown process can begin.

  • We will go over different options based on your preference and needs.

  • An initial impression will be made for your tooth.

  • Your natural tooth will be resized to fit the crown properly.

  • We will place a temporary crown while the impression is sent to our in-house dental lab to create the permanent crown.

2nd Appointment

 

  • Approximately 1-3 weeks later, we will remove your temporary crown and cement the permanent crown after assessing its comfort, function, and fit.

DENTAL CROWNS VIDEO

The following video briefly explains dental crowns:

PORCELAIN CROWN AFTERCARE

As long as you maintain a regular dental hygiene routine, you won’t have to do anything additional to keep them looking their best. Porcelain crowns are designed in such a way that they fit permanently onto your natural tooth and will remain there indefinitely. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing your teeth every day, and using mouthwash normally will all aid your restoration in lasting a lifetime for you.

 

However, you should avoid chewing on hard foods like ice, extremely hard nuts or other hard objects such as pencils and sticky foods.

 

A night-guard may be necessary if you’re prone to grinding your teeth.

See us for regular dental exams and professional teeth cleanings.

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