Downtown Toronto Dental Crowns
When a tooth has a cavity or fracture that involves half the width of the tooth or more, it needs to be covered with a dental crown in Downtown Toronto. This is because the remaining tooth around the large filling is so weak that it is prone to fracture.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
It typically takes two separate appointments to make and place a new dental crown. The first appointment involves:
- Preparing (shaping) the tooth
- Taking its impression and
- Placing a temporary crown.
The time needed to perform these steps can range from 60 – 90 minutes. At the second visit, we will fit the permanent crown. There will usually be about 1 to 2 weeks between appointments.
Generally, dental crowns last between five and 15 years. We’ve seen some crowns last even longer, up to 25 or 30 years. Because crowns should last at least five years, most insurance companies will pay if the crown needs to be replaced anytime after those first five years.
Why not get in touch with us today? When it comes to the very best in dental crowns downtown Toronto, we pride ourselves on reliable staff and trusted expertise.