Crowns are a permanent cover applied to a tooth to save it from further damage and to prolong its life. Crowns are used when a tooth becomes heavily decayed, damaged, or cracked, and a filling is no longer enough to repair the damage.
Situations in which a crown be may required include: broken or fractured teeth, cosmetic enhancement, heavily decayed teeth, fractured fillings, large fillings, and root-canal treated teeth.
Crowns can be made of a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, acrylic, or a mixture of these materials. Porcelain is the most popular material for crowns as it most resembles natural teeth. York Mills Family Dentistry makes crowns to match the shape, size, and colour of your teeth to give you a natural, long-lasting, and beautiful smile. Porcelain crowns are highly durable and will last many years.
A crown usually requires two appointments to apply. The first will include preparing the tooth and taking several molds and/or digital impressions used to create your custom crown. At the second appointment, your new crown will be carefully placed over the damaged tooth, and your dentist will ensure the spacing and bite are accurate so your new crown functions and feels just like your own natural tooth.