Dental Crowns in Forest Hill, Toronto
If a tooth becomes excessively damaged, a filling may not be able to restore it. In situations like these, a dental crown may be recommended to help restore the tooth’s structural integrity. Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that can be used to restore teeth that have become decayed, cracked, broken, or damaged.
There are a few key differences that separate dental crowns from other restorations such as inlays, onlays, and fillings. These three types of restoration only treat a section of the tooth’s surface. Therefore, these other types are often used when the decay or damage is minimal or restricted to an individual area. However, a dental crown covers the tooth’s entire visible surface to help restore the structure.
Crowns can be made from various materials, which include:
Ceramic - This material can be tailored to resemble the tooth’s natural shade. Ceramic crowns are often used on front teeth since they are most visible.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal-crowns - These offer more resilience than ceramic due to the inner metal materials.
Gold-alloy crowns - these types of crowns are composed of gold and other metals. They offer support without significant wear to the tooth’s surface.
Depending on the extent and location of the damage, your Forest Hill dentist will recommend the appropriate crown for you.
A crown can be placed in a couple appointments. During the first appointment, the tooth and filling is shaped with a dental drill to ensure the crown will be a suitable fit. Tooth impressions are taken and sent to a dental lab to create your permanent dental crown. Once it is ready, you will return to the office to have it placed. The dentist will polish the tooth and make modifications to help with the fit.
Contact Dr. Paul Deratnay or set up an appointment online. Our office is located in Forest Hill and is open Monday to Friday to give you convenient dental services.