Dental Crowns

We restore your teeth with quality dental crowns

Crowns are dental restorations otherwise known as “caps” which are coverings that fit over teeth.

Crowns may be necessary because of broken down old fillings or fractured, chipped or sensitive teeth.

Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discolored.

Crowns are made of natural looking porcelain and are made to improve your overall smile and to blend in with your own teeth.

Sometimes an underlying metal shell is used under the porcelain if additional strength is needed.

The most common question of our patients is:

How do I know if I need a dental crown?

  • If you have a previously filled tooth where there now exists more filling than tooth.
    The existing tooth structure becomes weakened and can no longer support the filling.
  • Extensive damage by decay.
  • Discolorations and compromised esthetics.
  • You have some dental fractures
  • Root canal – After a root canal, teeth tend to become brittle and are more apt to fracture.
    These teeth need to be protected by a crown.
  • Bridges – When missing teeth are replaced with a bridge, the adjacent teeth require crowns in order to support the replacement teeth.
    Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your teeth.

Crowns can be made from different materials which include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain fused-to-metal crown, and the all-metal crown.

You and your dentist will decide which type is appropriate, depending upon the strength requirements and esthetic concerns of the tooth involved.

Your teeth are important, protect them!

Restoring and protecting your teeth is easy with dental crowns

Using recent technology and great materials makes it very easy to protect and restore teeth that have had a root canal, decay or fracture. At Eastport Dental Centre we are dedicated to restoring your smile.