A crown can make severely damaged or misshapen teeth look whole again, restoring both the natural appearance and the function of the tooth. At the Coaldale Dental Centre, crowns are usually created in a two-step process: first, we will clear all decayed or infected tissue from the tooth and take a mould of the tooth to create a properly fitted crown. Then we create a natural-looking porcelain crown that can be secured in place and tightly sealed. The crown will blend in with the shape and colour of your natural teeth and protect the damaged tooth from further infection or decay.
The Use of Crowns in Cosmetic Dentistry
If you’re self-conscious about a discoloured or misshapen tooth, ask your Coaldale Dental Centre dentist about the possibility of using a crown to change the appearance of the tooth. Crowns can now be used to reproportion a tooth’s height or width to match the appearance of the neighbouring teeth.
Crowns, Bridges & Dental Implants
Missing teeth can have long-term consequences – bone underlying the missing tooth can deteriorate, changing the alignment of your bite and the shape of your face. While dentures can fill in the place of a missing tooth, they do not protect the jaw from bone deterioration and, over time, as the gum shrinks and other teeth shift, the dentures can become ill-fitting and painful. This is why dental implants are often a better solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are comprised of a titanium post below that integrates with the natural bone and a porcelain crown on top that simulates the look of a natural tooth. Crowns can also be used to anchor a bridge that might replace several adjacent missing teeth.
Schedule an appointment today with Coaldale Dental Centre. We’ll be happy to answer your questions about crowns and discuss whether a crown may be a viable restorative or cosmetic option for you.