Dental crowns not only improve the appearance of your smile, but they can also protect cracked or chipped teeth. They provide a more natural-looking alternative to white fillings and can be used to cover damage caused by tooth decay or other dental problems.
After your dentist has assessed your tooth and gums, they will also take dental x-rays to ascertain the severity of the damage. Be sure to tell your dentist about any medications, vitamins or supplements you are taking. Once all information is gathered, treatment and sedation options will be discussed with you in detail.
You can either restore your teeth with a white filling or have a crown fitted, but a crown is usually the better option. Aesthetically, it looks great as it's extremely well-polished and colour-matched. Furthermore, it's stronger and more durable than a filling. Plus, high-end porcelain is resistant to staining, so your smile will stay bright for years to come, unlike fillings which often stain over time. Functionally speaking, the crown also protects the tooth from cracking - thus extending its lifespan significantly.
Cosmetic crowns can be used to improve many aspects of your teeth, such as alignment, colour, shape and size. Crowns often look very naturalistic, when done by a professional, due to how well they can mimic real teeth. The type of crowns we use are generally metal-free ceramic crowns, which look similar to a tooth in both colour and shape. These materials often have properties similar to real teeth, such as weight and texture, resulting in a more seamless appearance.
If your teeth are heavily filled, it can often leave thin bits of tooth around the edges. These thin areas are likely to fracture at some stage, if left alone. If you have a large fracture, it could result in you requiring a tooth extraction. To help prevent this from happening, crowns can be placed to protect the weak parts of the tooth. This will increase longevity and allow you to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.
We also offer same-day crowns for your convenience and busy lifestyle!