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Porcelain Crowns

November 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Spruce Ridge Dental @ 3:59 am

Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape and colour. They are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, have had a root canal or partially destroyed by tooth decay.

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These restorations are “cemented” onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. They help to strengthen and reinforce your teeth.  Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.

How are crowns made?

They are done in two appointments.  The first appointment the tooth is prepared for the restoration and an impression is taken and sent off to the lab.  A temporary crown will be made to protect your tooth in the mean time.  A colour shade will be chosen to make the crown match with your your other teeth.

The second appointment is very easy and quick.  The temporary crown will be removed and the real crown will be bonded on.

Two easy appointments and your tooth will be stronger from the protection of the crown and your smile will be restored back to its natural look and function!

crowns

Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.

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