Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped dental restoration which completely covers the tooth and restores its strength and appearance. Crowns can be made of various materials including porcelain, zirconia, alloys, gold or a combination of these materials. Crowns look, feel and function just the same as natural teeth.

 

The treatment takes place over the course of two appointments. The first appointment involves shaping the tooth, matching the shade of the crown to your natural teeth, taking an impression of it and providing a temporary crown to cover it while the crown is custom made in a dental lab.

 

At the second appointment our dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement the permanent crown, transforming it into a very natural looking and strengthened tooth.

 

 

What are the common reasons to use them?

 

Crowns are used by our dentists to help our patients with a variety of challenges. In most cases, it is used to strengthen a tooth but here is a list of the main reasons that our dentists treat our patients with them:

 

  • To support teeth with large fillings
    A large filling structurally weakens a tooth and makes it susceptible to breaking down further. For our patients with large fillings, our dentists routinely check for signs of stress and cracks around the filling. It’s a good idea for patients to report any feelings of weakness in their teeth while chewing food.

 

  • To reinforce root canal teeth
    Since a root canal treatment involves removing the nerve and pulp of the tooth, the tooth is essentially no longer alive. Over time a root canal treated tooth can become brittle and prone to fracture. Our dentists always recommend crowns for root-canal-treated teeth. Posterior teeth with root canals are six times more likely to fracture without a crown.

 

  • To repair chipped or broken teeth
    Similar to teeth with large fillings, teeth with chips or breaks lose structural integrity and can easily become more damaged and may need to be extracted if they are not crowning.

 

  • To improve the appearance of teeth
    In cosmetic dentistry, crowns are a popular choice for restoring the appearance of teeth. They can be used on teeth that resist teeth-whitening procedures, those which have been substantially ground down, or even to correct minor cases of crowning.

 

  • To complete a dental implant
    After a dental implant is placed it needs to be restored with a crown.

 

 

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Fredericton, NB

 

(506) 454-6593

 

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Monday  8:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesday-Friday  8:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday by appointment only.

 

 

 

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