Dental Crowns in Weston, Toronto, ON
At King and Weston Dental in Toronto, ON, we regularly provide people with crowns to support and strengthen their teeth. It’s something our dentists have plenty of experience with.
Crowns can be made of different materials like porcelain, ceramic, and even metals. They’re useful in many dental situations. Cracked teeth that are likely to break can be protected using crowns. While small cavities are treated using fillings, large ones can be treated using crowns. A tooth that’s badly stained or chipped can be covered by a crown, so it looks better.
Traditional and Same-Day Crowns
There are two ways a crown can be made: traditional and same-day. Traditional crowns are made in a lab. We take measurements of the tooth or create a model of it using our tools and send these things so the lab can produce a crown tailored specifically for you. It can take a few weeks for the lab to finish the crown and send it back to us. We can place a temporary crown until we get the permanent one.
The other option is a same-day crown. Same-day crowns are made in the office. Your teeth are measured using digital technology, and the crown is created using a machine inside our office. It takes a couple of hours for the crown to be produced so you can leave and come back the same day.
Things to Know about Crowns
At King and Weston Dental, we tell patients that getting a crown doesn’t mean they don’t need to take good care of their teeth. You will still need to brush your teeth and floss. Crowns can stain and are affected by smoking and caffeine, just like natural teeth. The bad news is that they’re resistant to whitening products. If a crown becomes stained, it’ll need to be replaced.
Crowns last about ten years for most patients. When a crown starts to deteriorate or if it breaks, it’ll need to be replaced with a new one.