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Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) is the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are exceptionally durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for Crowns

  • Large fillings.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.
  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.

The Process

  • A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.
  • Your first appointment will include taking highly accurate molds (impressions) and a digital scan that will be used to create your custom crown.
  • A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
  • While the tooth is numb, we will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown.
  • Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
  • At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure an accurate fit. We will be giving you care instructions and encourage you to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
If you are experiencing any of the reasons for getting a crown listed above, please contact us at 416 925–0154 to set up a consultation today. Please email any questions to info@bcddental.com. You can also visit our team of highly trained dentists, and hygienists at Bathurst College Dentistry ® for more information at 474 College Street, Suite 103 Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A4