Why do I need a dental crown?
Do you have a tooth that is cracked or fractured? Has decay caused a cavity in your tooth that is too big for a filling? Does your tooth need to be strengthened after root canal therapy? These are all scenarios in which your dentist may recommend a dental crown in Etobicoke, ON. Your dentist may also suggest a crown to restore a tooth that has an old dental restoration that has broken down.
A crown is designed to replace your whole tooth structure, so it is often recommended when a dental filling is not sufficient for repairing the tooth. It fits over your natural tooth, which allows it to protect the integrity of your root. Today's crowns are aesthetically pleasing because they are made of ceramic porcelain that can be customized to match your neighbouring teeth, ensuring that it blends flawlessly with your smile.
It typically takes two appointments and a couple of weeks to complete your crown. Dr. Joo, Dr. Moore, or Dr. Lee will prepare your tooth for your crown during your first visit and provide you with a temporary crown to wear while your permanent restoration is being handcrafted at a top dental laboratory. After one to two weeks, when your final restoration is ready, you'll return to Toronto Lakeshore Dental to have it placed.