Our Arthur dentists use dental crowns to correct significant tooth damage and prevent further deterioration at our dental clinic.
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that are placed over a full decayed or damaged tooth to restore its original shape, size and colour.
Dental crowns can change the strength, function and appearance of a broken tooth that may otherwise be lost.
Crowns are very strong and can be made from a variety of materials, such as porcelain or metal. They look and function like natural teeth, and if cared for properly, can last upwards of 10 years.
How Dental Crowns Work
When a tooth has such significant damage or decay that large portions must be removed, your dentist may use a dental crown to restore it.
Your dentist can also use a dental crown to restore a tooth after another dental procedure like a root canal. Other uses for dental crowns include attaching bridges, covering dental implants or cosmetic reasons like lightening discoloured teeth.
The Crown Procedure
Placing a dental crown requires two appointments. At the first, your dentist will prepare and take an impression of the tooth which will be used to create the crown. While your custom crown is being made, you may be fitted with a temporary crown.
Once your crown is ready, you will return for a second appointment where it will be placed and sculpted just for you, so that your bite and jaw movements function normally.