Dental Crowns - Nepean Dentist - Nepean Dentures

Dental crowns or dental caps are used to cover the entire surface area of a decayed or damaged tooth. In contrast with fillings, dental crowns are recommended when there is more extensive damage to the tooth. For this very reason, dental crowns require a more comprehensive process compared to other tooth restoration options like bonded fillings, or porcelain inlays and onlays. If you have decayed or damaged teeth, head on over to the Dental Health Practice on Merivale, where Dr. Janet S. Leith and her team of Nepean dentists are pleased to provide dental crowns that are designed specifically for you. 

A dental crown has the ability to both restore a damaged or broken tooth, as well as protect your tooth from further damage. Crowns can be constructed from a variety of materials or substances such as porcelain, ceramic, gold, and metal alloys. Porcelain and ceramic crowns are preferred over crowns that may be made of gold or metal, because they match your tooth’s natural shade and colour. However, gold or metal crowns may be better suited for treating weakened teeth, considering that metal crowns are more durable. Regardless of what type of crown you prefer, dental crowns are beneficial for a variety of reasons including:

  • The ability to strengthen weakened teeth
  • The ability to restore and repair a severely decayed or fractured tooth
  • The ability to cover teeth that have undergone root canal treatment
  • The ability to cover and offer stability for dental implants
  • The ability to enhance the visual appearance of a stained tooth

Prior to creating a dental crown, our Nepean dentist at the Dental Health Practice will first remove the decayed portion of your tooth. Once this has been completed, our Nepean dentist will then take an impression of your tooth to ensure that the dental crown is a suitable fit. The impression will then be taken to a lab where a dental crown will be custom built for you. 

To learn more about dental crowns, contact our Nepean dentist, Dr. Janet S. Leith at the Dental Health Practice, and book an appointment today.

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