Our Pickering dentists use dental crowns to cover and protect damaged teeth.
A dental crown is hollow, artificial tooth that your dentist places over an entire damaged tooth to help repair and protect it. Generally made from materials like porcelain or composite, they look and work like natural teeth.
Dental crowns fully cover the entire visible part of a tooth. There are a number of situations in which your dentist may use one, including:
Your dentist may also recommend a dental crown for aesthetic reasons.
If a discoloured tooth needs to be lightened to match the appearance of surrounding natural teeth, a dental crown may be an option.
Your dentist may also use a crown alongside other cosmetic dental procedures to hold a dental bridge in place or to cover a dental implant.