A Dental Crown Can Help You Smile With Confidence

A dental crown can help you prevent further damage to your teeth – and avoid costly procedures in the long run! Heritage Dental provides quality dental crowns to the Carleton Place community.

What is a dental crown?

Teeth naturally wear down over time, allowing the surface of the tooth to become damaged or otherwise affected. To combat this potential damage, dentists use dental crowns to cover weakened parts of the tooth.

By covering damaged teeth with dental crowns, dentists can prevent further harm and avoid more serious issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Crowns offer a solution for damaged teeth that allows patients to keep their actual teeth, rather than having them removed to be replaced with dental implants or dentures.

How do dental crowns work?

Dental crowns work by covering abnormalities, such as fractures or weakened enamel. In order to make a dental crown, our dentists in Carleton Place use impressions of the jaw and teeth structure to create custom caps that match the natural appearance of your healthy teeth.

A mouth-safe adhesive is then used to attach the dental crown to the part of the tooth that remains. In most cases, the natural damaged tooth will need to be reduced in order for the crown to fit over top.

What materials are dental crowns made from?

Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials. Commonly used materials include:

  • Porcelain
  • Metal alloy
  • Porcelain fused to metal.

When visiting Heritage Dental for your dental crown needs, we provide thorough consultations to go over all your options. Plus, we have a variety of materials and colours to use so that you can rest assured your crown will blend in with your natural teeth!

Heritage Dental services families in Carleton Place and the surrounding communities of Smiths Falls, Perth, and Almonte. For more information on dental crowns, contact us today to request an appointment!