Don’t let a damaged tooth stop you from smiling! At Odyssey Dental Care in Winnipeg, our family dentists provide dental crowns as a restorative treatment option to restore damaged teeth.
A crown, also called a cap, is a hollow, artificial tooth used to encase an entire damaged or broken tooth, restoring its function and improving its appearance. Further, the crown restores the tooth and protects it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth.
At Odyssey Dental Care, we also offer implant crowns to replace individual teeth. This treatment can also replace a dental bridge. Many times an implant and implant crown is preferable to a dental bridge because we do not need to prepare the adjacent teeth to place an implant.
No. The dental crown will be made to match your other teeth exactly. The shade of the neighbouring teeth will be recorded, to make sure that the colour looks natural and matches surrounding teeth.
There a variety of situations that require a tooth to be restored with a dental crown.
The following are the most common:
To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
To hold a dental bridge in place
To cover severely discoloured teeth
To cover a dental implant
To make a cosmetic change