A dental crown is an artificial, tooth-shaped “dental cap” which is used to cover a decayed or damaged tooth. The crown becomes the new outer surface of the tooth as it entirely covers the existing tooth.
It may be required for a few reasons, such as:
- To prevent gum disease and cavities.
- To cover a cracked or discoloured tooth
- To restore a broken tooth
- To hold a dental bridge firmly
It may be prepared of gold, alloy, porcelain or a combination of these. Porcelain crowns are tooth-colored that gives your artificial teeth a natural look. Unlike fillings that cover just a part of the damaged tooth, dental crowns replace the entire tooth. Our dentist in Whitby, Ontario at Thickson Mills Dental will help guide you to maintaining proper oral health.
Book an appointment with Dr. Nafisa Ahmad or visit our practice located in Whitby.