What are dental crowns?

Over time, your teeth can damage for a variety of reasons such as tooth decay, enamel cracking/injuries or wear and tear that comes with time. As a result, your teeth will most likely re-shape themselves into smaller variations, or simply change shape.

Dental crowns are then used to be placed over the tooth to provide a better overall appearance but can have health benefits too.

Dental Crowns in Newmarket

The crowns resemble teeth, that are placed upon your natural ones like tight caps.

The dental crown will restore the tooth with equal or sometimes even more strength.

Once a dental crown is adjusted according to your tooth, it will be cemented onto the outer surface of the enamel.

Do I need a dental crown?


You may be eligible for a dental crown if you find yourself in any of the following situations:

  • Needing a protective covering over a worked-on tooth (such as a root canal)
  • Having a tooth in need of strengthening due to tooth decay or weakened by a multitude of cracks
  • Needing a restoration of a worn tooth from usage
  • Requiring an overall appearance fix (cracked or discoloured teeth)


Onlays And 3/4 Crowns:

There are a variety of different crowns that can be used on your teeth, such as onlays and ¾ crowns. Onlays and ¾ crowns are designed to cover less of your natural tooth for both hygienic and efficient purposes.

However, the most common crown is the traditional dental crown that requires your entire tooth reduction on all surfaces. In simpler terms, it wraps around the entire clinical crown. Be sure to discuss with your dentist the best choice for you. The onlays and ¾ dental crowns are ideal for those with a solid tooth structure.

What are dental crowns made of?

Permanent dental crowns can be made out of various materials, such as:

  • Metal: commonly used to create dental crowns due to their high durability, which allows biting and chewing forces. These metals include gold, nickel, palladium, and chromium. Metal dental crowns are often used for teeth further back in the mouth such as molars due to their outstanding metallic colour.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal: Although this dental crown can be matched to the colour of the natural tooth, a metal cap will often be visible as a dark line. This type of crown is also known for chipping away and exposing the metallic crown from beneath. They are a great choice for front or back teeth. There are some techniques to hide the metal rim but, still, the shade does not match as full ceramic crowns.
  • All-resin: Resin allows for dental crowns to be less expensive in comparison with other crowns. They do however hold a higher risk of breaking or chipping away and are much more prone to stains.
  • All-ceramic or all-porcelain: These dental crowns are the most efficient in providing a similar colour match to the surrounding teeth. Since they do not use metal, it is safe for those who suffer from any metal allergies. Although they are not as strong as metal dental crowns, they are highly recommended for front teeth.
  • Pressed ceramic: Pressed ceramic dental crowns to consist of a durable inner core. They replace the metal liner used in all-ceramic crown processes. These dental crowns are capped with porcelain and overall are long-lasting  in comparison to an all-porcelain dental crown. In addition, they have higher tensile and compression strength such as the new generation crowns made of layered Zirconia.



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