Damaged teeth? A dental crown could be the solution
Dental crowns can restore strength, health and beauty to weak, broken, decayed, or stained teeth. You may benefit from a porcelain crown if you have:
- A large cavity
- Chipped or broken teeth
- A weakened tooth
Porcelain crowns can also be used:
- To cap a dental implant
- To replace an amalgam (metal) filling
- As part of a complete smile rejuvenation
What are crowns made of?
Dental crowns can be made of many different materials :
- Stainless steel
- Resins made of plastic and glass
Teeth should look like teeth
The two types of dental crowns we use at Health Style Dental are metal free porcelain crowns or porcelain-zirconium crowns.
- Porcelain crowns give you a natural looking smile because, unlike crowns fabricated with metal, they will not leave a dark line around your gums. Porcelain crowns can be colour matched to your natural teeth, and reflect light in the same way your natural teeth do.
- If strength is an issue, we may recommend porcelain-zirconium crowns. Zirconium is a very durable material that’s able to withstand the wear and tear of biting, chewing and other stresses you put your teeth through. In appearance it’s translucent, reflecting light in much the same way your natural teeth do. This is important for a natural appearance, especially if your crowns are on your front teeth or can be seen beside one of your natural teeth.Unlike metal, the human body accepts zirconium, resolving allergic or adverse reaction issues.
Take care of your crowns
If you want your dental crowns to last, you need to look after them. Make sure the area is brushed well, and that you floss below the gum line. The crown’s job is to strengthen your tooth and protect it from further decay.
Your job is to protect the base of the crown from bacterial growth and gum disease. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings will help your crown last as long as it can. It will also keep your mouth healthy.
Restore your smile, protect your health
Dental crowns can correct more than appearance issues. Since crowns are custom made for your individual mouth, they can help to keep your bite aligned. They also keep your other teeth from shifting, and ensure the work of biting and chewing is distributed evenly throughout your teeth, protecting you from possible TMJ issues.
If you would like to learn more about our dental crowns and what they can do for you, please come in for a consultation.