If dental decay, cracked fillings, root canals, clenching or grinding the teeth have caused extensive damage to the underlying tooth structure, a dental filling may not be a sufficient restoration. The only way to completely restore this tooth’s cosmetic appearance and function is often full coverage with a dental crown in Waterloo. The good news is that a completed dental crown looks and feels like a natural tooth.
Besides restoring a single natural tooth, crowns can be used in other situations, including supporting ends of dental bridges, covering dental implants, or covering a cracked tooth to prevent further breakdown. A crown may also be indicated when a discoloured or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns can be made of porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or ceramic materials.