· A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
2. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
4. To hold a dental bridge in place
5. To cover misshappened or severely discoloured teeth
6. To cover a dental implant
7. To make a cosmetic modification
· For children, a crown may be used on primary (baby) teeth in order to:
1. save a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it can't support a filling
2. Protect the teeth of a child at high risk for tooth decay, especially when child has difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene
3. Decrease the frequency of general anaesthesia for children unable because of age, behaviour, or medical history to fully cooperate with the requirements of proper dental care.
Stainless steel; Metals; Porcelain-fused-to metal; All-resin; All-ceramic
First visit: examining and preparing the tooth
Second visit: receiving the permanent dental crown
If you want to know more about the treatments, please contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.
Early intervention can stop a small problem from growing into a big one!