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Upon examining your teeth during a routine general checkup or oral hygiene/cleaning visit, our dentist may discover a damaged tooth. He may recommend a crown which will strengthen it, and improve its shape, alignment, bite and appearance. Crowns completely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth, or they can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure. As part of our dental services offerings, Downtown Dental Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario can install crowns for your damaged teeth in a variety of materials:

  • Acrylic
  • Gold
  • Metal alloys
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic

Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth, and are generally used on teeth that are visible to others (such as the front teeth). Gold, metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic tend to be stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell can also be applied because this combination of materials is both strong and attractive. Our dentist can help you decide which material to use for your crowns based on the location of the damaged tooth/teeth, their function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Crowns are fixed prosthetic devices which, unlike removable devices such as dentures, are adhered to existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by our dentist.

The dentist at Downtown Dental Centre may recommend a crown to::

  • Replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had a root canal

As an advanced dental team, Downtown Dental Centre has the experience and knowledge to take care of your damaged teeth. We assure that our dental services are quick and efficient, taking up as little of your day as possible. You will leave our offices feeling healthier, brighter and happier, and with new and improved teeth that will sparkle and shine in your beautiful smile! Call us today to inquire about the crowns that we provide many of our clients in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, and Thorold, and to set up an appointment.

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