A tooth crown is often required to protect and restore a tooth that is seriously damaged, broken or weakened by a large filling. A previously placed filling can threaten the strength of a tooth by acting as a wedge which can cause the tooth to break or fracture.
What is a tooth crown? A crown is a full-coverage restoration that acts as a “cap” that fully encircles a tooth or dental implants to restore the shape, appearance, and strength of a tooth. A tooth crown can be constructed of cast metal materials, such as gold or high-grade porcelain, which is the preferred choice for cosmetic treatments. The crown is sealed or cemented into place using dental cement, giving you a beautiful, new tooth.
Tooth crowns are durable, blend with natural teeth, help prevent further damage and decay, and are an excellent long-term treatment option to restore traumatized and fragile teeth. If you’re ready to restore your smile with a tooth crown, schedule an appointment at our Nanaimo dental clinic today.