A crown is sometimes used to restore the functionality and appearance of a damaged tooth. That said, now all damaged teeth require a crown. Here, our dentists at Hanin Dental Surrey give advice on when a crown might be your best option.
What are dental crowns?
Porcelain tooth-coloured crowns are popular dental restorations that surround an entire tooth's surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. Also known as a cap, a porcelain crown is a highly durable tooth replacement customized to match the shape, size and colour of your teeth, leaving you with a long-lasting, symmetrical smile.
When is a dental crown my best option?
Our dentists in Surrey may recommend a dental crown if you have one of these:
- Discoloured teeth that will not respond to teeth whitening
- Weakened or cracked teeth that require reinforcement
- Large cavities that your dentist isn't able to repair with a dental filling
- Dental bridge that needs support
- Fractured fillings
- Broken or decayed teeth that need to be restored
- Tooth that has a root canal
- Misshapen teeth that require concealing
- Dental implants that need to be covered with a tooth replacement
Typically, you'll need to come to our office for two appointments for a dental crown procedure. During your first visit, the dentist will provide a local anesthetic and file down your damaged tooth to leave room for the crown to be placed on top. An impression will be made and used to construct your restoration, which can then be custom-fitted to your tooth.
You'll have a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready. Your dentist will remove the temporary restoration to replace it with your new permanent dental crown by cementing it into place.