Dental Crowns And Their Uses

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Dental crowns in Newmarket are excellent options whether you want to restore a damaged tooth or improve its appearance. Crowns are among the most common dental solutions, as they solve many problems.

Damaged Teeth

A crown can repair even the most damaged tooth. It can fill a crack left by a broken filling, fix a chip caused by an accident or sports injury, and hold parts together when a tooth is split in half.

Aesthetic Issues

The crowns on the front teeth are made from porcelain in a shade that matches your natural tooth. They can fix issues, including severe discoloration and poor shape.

Weak Teeth

Dental crowns can strengthen weakened back teeth due to decay or breakage. In these cases, the crown will typically be made from metal, like stainless steel or gold. For a tooth nearer the front of your mouth, your dentist may recommend metal fused to porcelain for a better appearance.

Worn-Down Teeth

If you suffer from bruxism (grinding or clenching of the teeth) and fail to seek treatment, your teeth could wear down. A crown can repair your teeth in this situation.

Decayed Teeth

For small cavities, fillings are ideal, but more extensive decay requires a different solution. In some cases, insufficient teeth remain even for an inlay or onlay — only a crown is sufficient.

Missing Teeth

If you have a missing tooth, our dentist near you can fill the gap with an implant, a bridge, or dentures. The first two options are more common, and both require crowns. In the case of an implant, the crown is attached to the abutment inserted into your jawbone. For a bridge, crowns sit on teeth on either side of the gap to hold the bridge in place.