Dental Crowns Repair and Restore Damaged Teeth

Prevent Decay and Wear While Achieving the Perfect Tooth Shape With the Help of a Kanata Restorative Dentist

Dental crowns are restorations that can beautify, repair, and protect badly damaged teeth.

Enhancing the beauty and fortifying your teeth’s integrity, dental crowns offer comprehensive restoration for damaged teeth.

What is a Dental Crown?

It is a sheath that fits over the entire visible surface of your tooth. Sometimes called caps, they’re used when teeth are severely decayed, badly worn, or unattractive. Modern crowns are made with advanced ceramics so they are both beautiful and strong.

What are the Benefits of Crowns?

Dental crowns are versatile restorations. They can be used to address many problems, such as:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Severe decay
  • Failed filling
  • Infected teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Cosmetic situations where a veneer won’t work
  • A dental bridge needing support
In many of these cases, crowns are used to restore teeth that might have looked or felt hopeless. Sometimes, a dental crown is used to restore a tooth that’s been treated with root canal therapy. This might be necessary to save a tooth that’s very sensitive or badly discolored.

Because modern dental crowns are made from advanced ceramics, not metal, they can be used for cosmetic purposes as well. They can achieve all the same cosmetic effects as veneers, but crowns are chosen when the tooth being treated needs additional support or protection.

Dental crowns can even help after a tooth has been lost, by supporting a replacement tooth as part of a dental implant.

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Is the Dental Crowns Procedure Complicated?

The procedure starts with an exam and consultation. We’ll review your symptoms and goals before examining the tooth and surrounding area to determine if this treatment is a good fit.

We’ll begin by preparing your tooth by removing the damaged material to make room for the crown. Then we’ll take impressions of your tooth to send to a dental laboratory for manufacture.

While the lab is working on your crown for up to two weeks, you’ll be fitted with a temporary crown. This is weaker than the permanent version and may come with some restrictions to diet and special care instructions.

Once your permanent crown arrives, it will be checked for fit and colour. If everything looks good with the appearance and fit, we’ll bond it to your tooth. Once it’s in place, you can care for it like a natural tooth.

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Are You Looking for Dental Crowns in Ottawa?

Dr. Andrea Stevens is a restorative dentist with the experience to give you the results you want. Book an appointment today to see for yourself.