The Secret To Saving Damaged Teeth

The Secret To Saving Damaged Teeth

If you have a tooth that’s damaged there is a way to save it! You may have heard of crowns or caps before, but did you realize that they can save your damaged teeth? A crown is used to entirely cover or cap a damaged tooth, restoring its function and preventing further damage! Plateau Dental in Coquitlam, has come up with a list of things you might not have known about crowns.

1. They improve appearance.

Crowns do not only strengthen damaged teeth, but they can also improve the appearance, shape, or alignment of a tooth. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth.

2. They can be used with Implants.

Crowns can be used in conjunction with dental implants. They can be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.

3 . They’re completely custom.

Your dentist will file down the damaged tooth, in-order to make room for the crown. Next, they’ll take an impression of the tooth, and the surrounding teeth. This impression will be used to build your final crown. That way it will fit in place exactly as your natural tooth once did.

4. There’re different types of crowns.

Crowns can be made from different types of materials. Your dentists at Plateau Village, in Coquitlam, will be able to help you choose the material that is right for you!

For the most natural look, you can choose composite or porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns chip more easily, and composite tend to wear down from chewing and brushing. These are great options for front teeth crowns, rather than back teeth.

Metal crowns are made from gold. They last a long time and won’t chip or break. However, they don’t look natural and will definitely stand out when used on front teeth.  Porcelain fused to metal crowns look natural and are strong. They won’t chip as easy as porcelain, but there is a possibility that the metal may show depending on changes in your gumline.

If you have a damaged tooth that can be saved with a crown, the dental professionals at Plateau Village will be able to help you decide what option is best for your circumstances.

Plateau Dental would be happy to schedule a consultation with you at the Dental Centre in Coquitlam. You can call the office directly at (604) 927-2525 or email us at plateauvillagedental@shawbiz.ca.