Dental Crowns & Bridges in Hamilton
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over a damaged tooth. It’s used to strengthen and rebuild a damaged tooth, approve tooth appearance or alignment. Crowns are functional, meaning you can eat as normal without damaging the crown. Your dentist will discuss the function and care of your crown at your consultation.
What is a Dental crown for?
There are many reasons your dentist might suggest a crown:
- Protect a weakened tooth at risk of fracture
- Restore a broken or decayed tooth
- Attach or cover a dental bridge
- Replace a filling with there isn’t enough existing tooth remaining
- Cover a misshapen or poorly formed tooth
- Improve cosmetic appearance
- Cover a tooth that’s had a root canal
Am I a Candidate for Dental crown & bridge Treatment?
Think of a crown as a cap that your existing tooth will wear. First, your tooth must be reduced in size so that the material will fit over it. After reducing your tooth side, the dentist will take an impression to be used as a mold for the crown.
Porcelain is often used to craft the crown, but it may also be made from a combination of zirconium or gold. During your consultation, we’ll discuss the best material to fit your lifestyle.
If porcelain is used, our master ceramist will hand-tint your crown to match the color of your teeth for a seamless fit. The tooth is created in the custom mold. Once your crown is ready, it will be permanently affixed over your prepared tooth.
The result is a natural-looking and functional tooth!
What is a Dental Bridge?
How are Bridges Made?
A mold is then made of your teeth so natural-looking replacement tooth can be crafted. Porcelain or a combination of metal alloys are used to create the new teeth. Your bridge can also be color matched for a flawless fit and natural smile. The bridge is then permanently affixed to the prepared teeth, filling the gap and restoring your smile!
Caring for your Dental Crown or Bridge
SPEAK TO YOUR DENTIST ABOUT THIS PROCEDURE today!
At Century Stone Dental, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about this procedure. Call our office to book an appointment for one of our services today. Call at 905-545-4833 or email us at [email protected]