When a filling just won’t do it, restore your tooth’s shape, size and look with a crown.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that sits over the top of the tooth to protect, cover, seal and strengthen your tooth when a filling just won’t do the job. Situations that may call for a crown include:
- Large old fillings that are breaking down or have decay around them should be crowned to prevent further structural weakness and damage such as cracking or breaking.
- Cracked teeth require crowns to hold them together before they become sensitive or break, at which point they may no longer be repairable.
- Severe decay that is so deep and large that a filling won’t stay may be saved with dental repair work and a crown.
- Broken / Fractured teeth that 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).
Crowns can generally be applied in two appointments. The tooth will be prepared for the crown and a mold will be taken to create the permanent crown which will be inserted at your second visit. A temporary crown will be fabricated to cover the tooth while you are waiting for your permanent crown.
If you have a tooth that’s been weakened, discuss crowns with a member of the Sheridan Dental Centre team.
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