Our Oakville dentist often recommends dental crowns as the restoration of choice to protect teeth from fracture. Thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry, people are keeping their teeth longer, often for their whole lives. Over the years the restorations (fillings) on teeth will be replaced due to wear, fracture, recurring decay or endodontics (root canal) treatment. For whatever reason they are replaced, the fillings become larger so the teeth and their fillings become more brittle, or may even fracture. Dental crowns can help keep teeth functioning longer than they might with just a filling.
Dental bonding cannot protect heavily filled teeth from fracture and the heavy wear that occurs with large fillings, they just cannot stand up to the wear and tear of chewing when they get very large. Thankfully, Dental Crowns are an excellent alternative when bonding is insufficient.
Our Oakville dentist, Dr. Rosenblat, recommends dental crowns be used to change the appearance of a tooth (or teeth if many are treated). Colour, shape, size and position can be changed to give the desired appearance. Crowns can be fabricated from various materials, depending on the need for strength and/or esthetics and the patient's desires. Gold, porcelain bonded to gold, or all ceramic (porcelain) crowns are all quite common. All porcelain crowns are becoming very popular today, thanks to their natural appearance and feel.
We have used dental crowns at our Oakville cosmetic dental office for decades, but today's crowns offer better esthetics, durability and wear than ever. The technology behind making crowns at our dental office is amazing and research continues, as does the improvement in how we fabricate crowns.
If you are interested in learning more about dental crowns, click here to contact Dr. Rosenblat - your Oakville Dentist.