Dental Crowns in Guelph
Bisson Dentistry provides dental crowns in Guelph, Ontario. Call 519-821-3561 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
Crowns have many uses in dentistry, from replacing a tooth as part of a single-tooth dental implant restoration to protecting a tooth after a root canal or supporting a dental bridge. The most common purpose of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that has suffered deep decay.
A dental crown allows us to preserve your natural tooth by removing only the damaged areas, then protecting the structure that remains. This prevents bone loss, keeps neighbouring teeth from drifting into the open space, and restores function.
We offer both same-day dental crowns and traditional dental crowns. There are a few steps involved in the process:
- Digital impressions are taken to allow us to match the size and shape of your natural tooth.
- Your tooth is then prepared for the crown by removing areas of decay and damage.
- Another impression is taken, which is used to make sure your crown fits securely onto the prepared tooth.
- Your crown is fabricated, then it is bonded to your tooth.
Dental Crown Materials
There are a number of different materials available for dental crowns. They include:
- Ceramic – Ceramic crowns are a popular option thanks to their natural appearance. They restore function and aesthetics to your smile.
- Porcelain Fused to Metal – Porcelain fused to metal crowns combine the aesthetic benefits of ceramic with the strength of metal.
- Gold Alloys – Gold alloy used to be the most common material used for crowns. They remain a popular choice for molars, especially for patients who grind their teeth or clench their jaws at night.
- Base Metal Alloys – Metal crowns are durable and corrosion-resistant. When there isn't enough tooth structure to support other types of restorations, we may recommend this type of crown.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental crowns can last anywhere from five to 15 years, depending on the material you choose, your oral hygiene habits, and how much wear your crown gets.
Is a crown better than a filling?
Crowns are not better than fillings, and fillings are not better than crowns; some situations call for a crown, while others require a filling. While crowns are a better choice for restoring badly damaged teeth, a dental filling is preferred for smaller cavities.
What’s the difference between a crown and a cap?
Crown and cap are two different terms used for the same type of restoration.
Do crowns on front teeth look natural?
Yes, when crowns are made from an aesthetic, tooth-colored material and designed by a skilled dentist, they can blend in naturally with the rest of your smile for a realistic appearance.
What is the most affordable type of dental crown?
Metal alloy crowns are the most affordable type of crown, but they are also the least popular option because of their more noticeable appearance. Luckily, same-day crowns and other more aesthetic options aren’t much more expensive.
Call 519-821-3561 to schedule an appointment.