What is a Dental Crown?
By Impressions Dental
October 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crown  

A damaged tooth can be restored with help from a dental crown.

You had the football in your hand and you were ready to make the touchdown but out of nowhere, someone tackled you to the ground. Once you got up your immediately realized something wasn’t right with one of your teeth. You discover, upon visiting our Vaughan, Ontario, dentist Dr. Sophia Lee that your tooth has been cracked. Luckily you came in right away for treatment. In most cases, a dental crown will be able to restore this tooth again.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown or dental “cap” is a long-term restoration that is created to fit over a tooth so that it looks just like it did before the tooth was damaged. As you might imagine, a dental crown won’t just restore its appearance but it will also provide a stronger outer barrier from which to protect the damaged tooth.

Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials, but here in Vaughan, Ontario, our general dentist understands that your goal is to restore your smile so that it looks as natural as possible. This is why we offer tooth-colored ceramic or porcelain crowns.

When is a dental crown necessary?

There are many scenarios in which a crown may improve the health of your smile. Every patient’s needs are different. You may require a dental crown if:

  • You have a tooth that is cracked, chipped or fractured
  • You have to undergo root canal therapy
  • You have a tooth that is severely weak
  • You have excessively worn your tooth down over time (often from teeth grinding)
  • You have a decaying tooth that a dental filling cannot support
  • You have a tooth that is severely malformed, misshapen or discolored
  • You need to support a dental bridge
  • You need to cover a dental implant

As you can see from the long list above, dental crowns are pretty versatile and can be used to restore a tooth that is dealing with many different problems. In essence, if you are dealing with a weak or damaged tooth, chances are good that a dental crown can get your smile back on track.

Here at Impressions Dental in Maple, ON and serving the Vaughan, ON, area, your oral health is our top priority. Whether you are dealing with a cracked tooth or you just need to schedule a routine checkup, we are here to help. Book an appointment with Dr. Lee today.