At Amirad Family Dentistry, we make it our aim to educate our patients as much as possible. So that we can come up with a treatment plan that best suits your personal and financial situation. At Amirad Family Dentistry we offer one appointment crowns!
A crown or ‘cap’ is used to completely cover a damaged tooth and maybe used for esthetic or functional reasons. Besides strengthening a severely broken down tooth. It can also be used to improve appearances, Shape and even alignment of teeth.
Crowns are quite often used to strengthen root canal treated teeth as these teeth are more brittle and likely to fracture.
Crowns may also be used in case of large irritable fillings. Aging teeth or improper bite due to excessive grinding of teeth and also use in dental implant for replacing missing teeth.
you might have a crown over a molar that rarely shows, except when you yawn widely, or you might have crowns on your front teeth that were specifically designed to match your other teeth.
Several factors are important to consider when choosing a crown, including:
A natural appearance that doesn’t detract from your smile may also be a priority for you- A dentist can discuss the various options and help you to figure out what best meets your needs.
• Replace existing crowns which have failed
• Restore the form, function and appearance of badly broken down, worn or fractured teeth, where other simpler forms of restorations are unsuitable or have been found to fail clinically.
• Improve the aesthetics of unsightly teeth which cannot be managed by simpler cosmetic and restorative procedures.
• Maintain the structural stability and reduce the risk of fractures of extensively restored teeth including those which have been endodontically treated.
Traditionally, it has been proposed that teeth which have undergone root canal treatment are more likely to fracture and therefore require cuspal protection by providing occlusal coverage with an indirect restoration like crowns. This led to routine prescribing of crowns for root-treated teeth.
The choice (s) of crown restoration can be described by:
The dimensions and percentage coverage of the natural crown:
• 3/4 and 7/8 crowns
• Full crowns
Material to be used:
• Full metal crown
• Full ceramic crowns
• Metal-ceramic crowns
• Composite resin
• A combination of materials
These restorations are a hybrid between an Onlay and a full crown. They are named based on the estimated wall coverage of the walls of the tooth. They are normally fabricated in gold. These crowns are not commonly prescribed in practice because they are technically difficult and poor patient acceptability due to the metal showing through in their smile.