Teeth can become damaged due to injury, decay, or loss of enamel as we age. In such cases, it is best to repair the affected teeth whenever necessary, rather than allowing the damage to remain, which could lead to the need for tooth extraction surgery.
To maintain the integrity of your smile, it’s important to talk with your dentist about restorative treatment options.
Issues like tooth decay, cracks, or discoloration will all impact the health and beauty of our smile. One great restorative method for addressing these problems is dental crowns. Dental crowns can renew the appearance and function of a tooth by strengthening it, restoring its integrity, and protecting it against future decay and injury.
Additionally, porcelain dental crowns from Today’s Dentistry are made to look just like natural teeth. This means you can have a crown restoration applied without worrying it will affect the appearance of your smile. As a matter of fact, sometimes crowns are used specifically as a cosmetic treatment for discolored teeth, teeth that are not uniform in size, or teeth that are otherwise flawed.
Dental crowns are beneficial for the following purposes:
- Holding a cracked tooth together
- Preventing a damaged tooth from breaking and restoring its functionality
- Covering a discolored or unattractive tooth
- Supporting a severely decayed tooth
- Restoring structural integrity to a severely worn tooth
- Anchoring dental bridges or dentures
Dental crowns are also used in conjunction with root canal therapy and dental implants.
How are Dental Crowns Applied?
Dental crowns are essentially caps that sit on top of existing teeth. They cover all sides of the damaged tooth, and can be made to add width, height, smooth jagged or sharp edges, and provide a straighter appearance, all while restoring structural integrity to the tooth.
To apply a crown, your dentist will file down the existing tooth to allow the crown to adhere properly. If the tooth is suffering from decay, this will be cleaned out prior to application. Once the tooth is prepped, a custom-made crown will be placed and bonded to the natural tooth, covering it entirely.
What are Dental Crowns Made Of?
Crowns can be made of metal, resin, ceramics, and porcelain. At Today’s Dentistry, our porcelain dental crowns are sturdy and built to withstand all the same daily functions as ordinary teeth. Outside of their strength and durability, porcelain crowns also offer a natural appearance that makes them indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
Contact Us for Dental Crown Restorations in Vancouver
If you have been searching for a dentist who can provide exceptional restorative procedures and cosmetic dental care, including dental crowns, visit us at Today’s Dentistry! Our experienced professionals are here to help you achieve optimal dental health, and the beautiful smile you have been dreaming of.
Contact Today’s Dentistry today to schedule your appointment.