Dental Crowns Return Strength and Integrity to Broken, Decayed Teeth
Did you break a tooth? Is a large cavity forcing you to chew your food on the other side of your mouth? A dental crown is a restoration that preserves the weaker, internal portion of a tooth that has large areas of decay or fractures. Crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth above the gumline, returning the structural integrity to the tooth so that it can once again function as normal.
After we repair your tooth with a dental crown, you’ll be able to bite and chew just as you did before the tooth was damaged. Because it covers the entire tooth, a crown protects the weaker areas inside the tooth that would otherwise soften, decay, or break apart. The design of your crown will significantly affect the way your smile looks, so at forever smiles we focus on aesthetics as well as general restorative treatment.
When Are Crowns Necessary?
Dental crowns are the last line of restorative treatment available to preserve a tooth. They are often used:
- After root canal therapy
- To restorebroken, fractured teeth
- When replacing old, large fillings
- To treat non-vital teeth
A crown is placed on a tooth when it is not possible to restore it with a filling. Fillings will only repair a portion of the tooth, but very large fillings cannot structurally withstand normal biting. A crown will distribute pressure evenly over the entire restoration, and protect the tooth from fracturing.
Cosmetic Dental Crown Options
After you've booked and attended your initial consultation, your crown designed by prosthodontist Dr Itanshu goel will match the colour of your adjacent teeth, to ensure that your repaired tooth blends in and looks natural when you’re talking or smiling. Depending on the location of the tooth, your treatment needs and personal preferences, Dr.Itanshu provides the option to have your crown made of either porcelain or composite materials.Patients love the way their new crowns look, and know that we take the time to design teeth that reflect the quality of care you deserve.