Precision Dental Crowns
A cracked, decayed, or otherwise damaged tooth can be a significant detriment to your smile and quality of life.
We create custom dental crowns at our on-site dental lab to restore both your smile and your overall oral health.
If you think you need a crown, please contact us for an appointment.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, or cap, is a cover that fits over a damaged tooth.
A crown can restore a healthy, natural look to your smile while keeping your original tooth strong and maintaining your facial structure.
About Dental Crowns
How Do I Know I Need a Crown?
Our patient-centred approach to dental care means we always make recommendations based on your unique oral health needs. Your dentist can help advise you on whether a filling or crown is the right approach for your oral health.
Situations that may call for a crown include:
- Large, old fillings that are breaking down or have decay around them. A crown prevents further structural weakness and damage such as cracking or breaking.
- Cracked teeth. A crown holds the tooth together before it becomes sensitive or breaks, at which point it may no longer be repairable.
- Severe decay that is so deep and large that a filling won’t stay. Dental repair work or a crown may help save these teeth.
Broken or fractured teeth. These teeth may be too weak to hold a filling (if the fracture is too deep, a root canal may be required before the tooth is crowned).
The Crown Procedure
Crowns are generally applied in two appointments. At your first appointment, if we haven’t done so yet, we’ll take diagnostic images to assess the roots of your tooth and surrounding bone. If needed, we may suggest a root canal.
But if your tooth is healthy enough for a crown, we will proceed by applying a local anesthetic, filing down the tooth, and creating an impression so our on-site lab can craft your custom crown. Your custom crown typically takes a week or less.
We’ll fit you with a temporary crown to protect your tooth in the days until your next appointment.
At your second appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and assess the fit, shape, and colour of your permanent crown before cementing it in place and completing your appointment.
Along the way, your dentist will always explain the process so you feel comfortable and confident with your results.
Caring For Your Crowns
It’s important to keep up great oral hygiene habits after your crown has been placed. Continue to brush twice a day and floss daily, and avoid chewing on hard items.
Pay attention to your crown’s comfort and condition to address occasional problems with your dentist as soon as possible, including:
- Discomfort or sensitivity when you bite down, which could indicate the crown is too high on the tooth.
- Chipping, which can be fixed with composite resin or a replacement crown for more serious chips.
- A loose crown, which can allow bacteria inside and lead to tooth decay.
Regular dental exams will help you stay ahead of any problems and allow your dentist to treat them before becoming larger issues.
Our Precision Services
There’s plenty of convenient parking at our location at First Pickering Place.
- Unit 12, 1550 Kingston Rd
- Pickering, ON L1V 1C3
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM