Crowns

Porcelain Crowns

What is a Crown?

 A crown or a "cap" is placed on an individual tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. When bonded into place, a crown fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth. Crowns can be made from different materials including porcelain, zirconia, gold or a combination thereof. Most crowns placed at Dentistry at Vitality Health are all-porcelain (metal-free).

WHEN IS A DENTAL CROWN NEEDED?

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

  •  ✓ To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  •  ✓ To restore an already broken tooth or one that has been severely worn down
  •  ✓ To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
  • To restore the tooth portion of a dental implant
  • To protect and strengthen a root canal treated tooth

THE DIGITAL DIFFERENCE

There are many benefits to having your Cosmetic Dentistry done at Dentistry at Vitality Health.

Smile Design. Some patients can’t visualize how their smile will look after cosmetic or implant treatment. Using our 3D Smile Design Technology, we can design and show you your new smile in less than 30 minutes.

Colour Matching.Our in-house lab means that we have a Cosmetic Expert on-site to colour match your veneers and crowns.

A Tooth in an Hour! Our onsite Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing CAD/CAM technology enables us to create a new crown for our patients in under an hour. It’s entirely possible for you to come to our office needing a root canal, broken tooth to be fixed or an implant inserted; all which need crowns. Traditional offices would need you to come back for the final restoration a few days later, but, because we have an onsite lab, we can complete the entire treatment in one visit (if you have a healthy mouth that’s infection free).

No more gagging! Intraoral digital scanners replace the need to take dental impressions for orthodontics, crowns, veneers and implants.  They capture thousands of images per second and combine to form an accurate 3D image of your teeth and gums. Over 40% of patients surveyed* indicated that they gagged when having impressions taken using traditional materials and trays. Intraoral scanners eliminate the need for trays and almost eliminate a patient’s propensity to gag. If a you do feel uncomfortable, the technician can stop the process, wait a few minutes and then begin again without having to start over. Some patients resist having treatment completed because of their gagging reflex; with this new equipment, they can relax and not worry about discomfort.

More precision. We never want to lose the human touch in our practice, but when it comes to measuring microns, technology is superior to the human eye. Not only is technology more precise, but there’s a reduced margin of error and degradation caused by repeated copying.