Crowns (Caps)

A crown is a restorative covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring its shape, size, and function. A crown protects and strengthens the tooth structure when there is a large decay, fracture, or root canal.

At 5 Corner Dental, we provide a variety of crowns, including zirconia, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and cast metal. Although there are several types of crowns, the zirconia crowns are the most popular.

Benefits of Zirconia Crowns:
  • They are highly durable, more durable than porcelain crowns
  • They are biocompatible, meaning the body will accept this material with less complications
  • They do not require a metal base, so you do not need to worry about any metal portion of the crown becoming exposed like with porcelain fused to metal crowns
  • They can be easily modified, recontoured, and recoloured to blend well with your adjacent teeth
  • They resist hot and cold temperatures well, therefore they reduce the frequency of hypersensitivity associated with other types of crowns
Reasons For Crowns:
  • Broken or fractured teeth or fillings
  • Large decay or fillings that cover majority of the tooth structure
  • Teeth with a root canal (meaning the tooth is structurally weak and prone to fracture since it lacks nerve and blood supply)
  • Cosmetic enhancement
  • To cover a dental implant
What we do differently:

At 5 Corner Dental, we believe having a strong foundation is the first step in dentistry. We ensure the periodontium (the teeth, gums, and surrounding bone structure) are healthy and strong before placing a crown. That means the gums and surrounding bone are stable enough to maintain a strong structure so that the crown we place will last years. We ensure this by making sure the teeth are cleaned by our dental hygienists, ensuring any gum inflammation has decreased to a healthy level, and ensuring there is no significant bone loss around the tooth by assessing with x-rays and periodontal measurements. We strive to provide the best possible treatment outcomes so you leave feeling satisfied and trust in the longevity of our services.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, Dr. Hakimi will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

 

 

You will be given care instructions and are encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.