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Crowns are commonly used to restore broken, cracked or root-treated teeth. Sometimes they are required when there is significant discolouration as a result of damage or trauma to the teeth. They are also used to restore dental implants, which have been placed in the jaw

What is a Crown?

A crown is a custom-made restoration which surrounds and covers most surfaces of a tooth. Crowns can be constructed in different materials, depending on the options available for the tooth or teeth in question.

These types of restoration, which include inlays and onlays (partial coverage of the teeth), can be made from various materials, including ceramic, zirconia or gold. Sometimes temporary crowns are used for several weeks in order to stabilize the teeth and gums and allow healing before the finished product is created and fitted.

What are Aesthetic Crowns?

Aesthetic crowns are custom made with high precision to simulate the natural contour of a healthy tooth. Our experienced lab technician has the ability to add various details into the surface to match its shape and shade to the surrounding teeth. We can arrange a visit by the lab technician to meet you in order record these details and provide you with a final crown that has a more personal and natural finish.

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How long does crown treatment take?

Two appointments are usually required to construct crowns or bridges. A temporary crown/bridge is normally place in the intervening time.


Sensitivity of Teeth

Often, after the preparation of teeth or the reception of either crowns or bridges, the teeth may exhibit sensitivity. It may be mild to severe. This sensitivity may last only for a short period of time or may last for much longer periods. If it is persistent, notify your dentist as this sensitivity may be from some other source.
Crowned or Bridge Abutment Teeth may require Root Canal Treatment.


Teeth, after being crowned, may develop a condition known as pulpitis or pulpal degeneration. The tooth or teeth may have been traumatized from an accident, deep decay, extensive preparation, or other causes. It is often necessary to do root canal treatments in these teeth. If teeth remain too sensitive for long periods of time following crowning, root canal treatment may be necessary. Infrequently, the tooth (teeth) may abscess or otherwise not heal which may require root canal treatment, root surgery, or possibly extraction.


Crowns and bridges may possibly chip or break. Many factors could contribute to this situation such as chewing excessively hard materials, changes in biting forces, traumatic blows to the mouth, etc. Unobservable cracks may develop in crowns from these causes but the crowns/bridges may not actually break until chewing soft foods or possibly for no apparent reason.

Breakage or chipping seldom occurs due to defective materials or construction unless it occurs soon after placement.

Uncomfortable Or Strange Feeling

This may occur because of the differences between natural teeth and the artificial replacements. Most patients usually become accustomed to this feeling in time.

In limited situations, muscle soreness or tenderness of the jaw joints (TMJ) may persist for indeterminate periods of time following placement of the prosthesis.

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