Crowns from your Fleetwood Dentist

Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to enhance a tooth or improve its shape. Crowns are most often utilized for teeth that are broken, worn down, or partly destroyed by tooth decay.

Crowns are “cemented” onto an existing tooth and completely cover the part of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. At Derna Dental Clinic, your Surrey dental practice, crowns can be made from porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are usually liked because they simulate the clarity of natural teeth and are very strong.

Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength to hold a filling. Unlike fillings, which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is made outside of your mouth. Your crown is developed in a lab from your special tooth impression, which permits a dental lab technician to analyze all aspects of your bite and jaw activities. Your crown is then shaped just for you so that your bite and jaw motions work normally once the crown is positioned.

If you’re interested in more information on crowns from our Fleetwood dental office, please contact Derna Dental Clinic today.

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