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Crowns - The Helmet for the Tooth

Fractures, cracks and chips frequently occur under excessive pressure like we’ve seen with sleep grinders and people who clench a lot. Hence why crowns, like a helmet, encapsulate the tooth and protect it from damage. Porcelain or gold capped crowns can also be used if the tooth has a large filling or Root Canal Therapy Dental improving chewing mobility. Crowns additionally contour the tooths natural colour and shape to disguise in every patients mouth.

Advantages of Crowns

  • Prevent further propagation of cracks and fractures
  • Protection/restoration of tooth structure
  • Aesthetic purposes
  • Durability- lasting +15 years
  • Replace missing teeth (in conjunction with an implant)

Crown Materials

The common materials dentists use to make dental crowns include: All-metal (including gold and alloys), stainless steel, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-ceramic. The type of material will be determined after a consultation with the dentist.