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What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over damaged or decayed teeth to restore their shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials.


Do I Need a Dental Crown?

There are many reasons why you may need a dental crown, including:

  • Tooth Decay: If you have a cavity that’s too large to be filled with a filling, a dental crown may be necessary to restore the tooth.
  • Cracked or Broken Teeth: Teeth that are cracked or broken can be vulnerable to further damage and decay. A dental crown can provide protection and restore the tooth’s strength.
  • Root Canal Therapy: After a root canal, a dental crown is often necessary to protect the tooth and restore its function.
  • Cosmetic Improvements: If you have a tooth that’s discolored or misshapen, a dental crown can improve its appearance.


Our Process for Creating Dental Crowns

At 4th Avenue Dental Centre, our dental professionals follow a thorough process for creating dental crowns. Here’s what you can expect when you visit us for a dental crown:

  1. Consultation: We’ll begin by discussing your needs and concerns. We’ll examine your teeth and determine if a dental crown is the best option for restoring your tooth.
  2. Preparation: If a dental crown is needed, we’ll prepare the tooth by removing any decay or damage and shaping it to fit the crown.
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  4. Temporary Crown: While your permanent crown is being fabricated, we’ll place a temporary crown over the prepared tooth to protect it.
  5. Design and Fabrication: Our dental professionals will use the impression to design a dental crown that fits your tooth perfectly and looks natural. Once the design is complete, we’ll fabricate the crown using high-quality materials.
  6. Fitting: We’ll have you try on the dental crown to ensure a proper fit. If any adjustments are needed, we’ll make them to ensure maximum comfort and function.
  7. Permanent Placement: Once the crown is complete and fits properly, we’ll place it over the prepared tooth and secure it in place with dental cement.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns


There are many benefits to getting a dental crown, including:

  • Restoration: Dental crowns can restore damaged or decayed teeth, allowing you to chew and speak properly.
  • Protection: Crowns can provide protection for vulnerable teeth and prevent further damage or decay.
  • Durability: Dental crowns are made from high-quality materials that are designed to last, meaning you won’t need to replace them as frequently as other dental restorations.
  • Aesthetics: Dental crowns can improve the appearance of your teeth, giving you a more natural and attractive smile.
  • Comfort: Crowns are designed to fit your mouth comfortably and function like natural teeth.


Restore Your Smile with 4th Avenue Dental Centre


At 4th Avenue Dental Centre, we’re committed to providing our patients with the best dental care available, including dental crowns. Our dental professionals have the knowledge and experience needed to create custom dental crowns that fit perfectly and provide the function and aesthetics you need. Get in touch today!

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