Dental Crown Uses
By Patrick Casey on March 19, 2012
Dental crowns are an attractive and effective treatment that can correct a wide variety of tooth problems. At our Montreal cosmetic dentistry practice, Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey combine years of professional experience with personalized care when providing top-quality dental crowns to our patients. If damaged teeth are marring the appearance and comfort of your smile, a dental crown is a durable, natural-looking solution.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a special cap that covers or encircles a tooth. Dental crowns are commonly made from porcelain or gold. During a dental crown procedure, a mold is taken of the tooth and then used to craft a customized crown. Once the crown is ready, Dr. Casey carefully prepares and shapes the tooth, then securely places the crown using a durable dental cement. Dental crowns are ideal for strengthening a tooth's structure and providing protection from further damage.
Cosmetic Uses of Dental Crowns
At Smile Montreal, we are proud to offer porcelain crowns, a long-term treatment for many cosmetic dental flaws. Our high-grade crowns are made from stain-resistant porcelain that is long lasting and virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
Porcelain crowns can successfully repair and cover teeth that are:
Restorative Uses of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are an excellent choice for both cosmetic and restorative dental needs. When cracks or decay cause extensive structural damage, a porcelain or metal crown is an excellent way to extend the life of the tooth and support your ability to chew by preventing further breakage. Crowns are also necessary after root canal therapy, and provide a protective covering for the treated tooth. If a patient is missing teeth, Dr. Casey may recommend a dental bridge in conjunction with dental crowns. A dental bridge fills in for a missing tooth by using a realistic replacement affixed to dental crowns on neighboring teeth.
Other Dental Procedures
If Dr. Casey determines a dental crown isn't the best treatment for your dental needs, we offer many of the latest cosmetic and restorative dental services, including dental implants and all-white fillings.
- Dental Implants: When a tooth is severely decayed or missing, our technologically-advanced dental implants are a permanent, comfortable way to replace teeth. Dr. Casey uses the revolutionaryi-CAT® system, which helps to ensure that our implants are placed with pinpoint accuracy.
- All-White Fillings: For minor cosmetic and restorative needs, all-white fillings are a fast, aesthetically-pleasing method for repairing cavities and other surface flaws.
Schedule a Consultation Today
At Smile Montreal, providing patients a comfortable, personalized dental experience is our highest priority. To learn more about porcelain dental crowns or any of our other cosmetic and restorative dental services, please contact our Montreal dentistry practice. Our skilled team is ready to schedule a consultation at your convenience.
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