Dental Crowns - Dental Caps in Markham Ontario

One of the common restorations that you will find in any dental practice is dental crowns. Dental crowns (or dental caps) are effective at restoring decayed teeth, strengthening weakened teeth, and enhancing your smiles overall appearance. Other common uses for a dental crown include:

  • Restoring a cracked or broken tooth

  • Covering a heavily stained tooth

  • Covering a missing tooth

  • Attaching a bridge or implant


As you can see, dental crowns have a wide range of uses which is why they are so regularly used.

One common question that we get asked is how are crowns different from other dental restorations, such as bonded fillings? The biggest difference between crowns and other restorations is that a crown covers the full surface area of a tooth. In comparison, a filling only restores a section of tooth’s chewing surface. This means that fillings are appropriate for smaller forms of decay and damage to the tooth but when the decay becomes more extensive, a crown is needed since it covers a wide surface area.

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Crowns provide numerous restorative and cosmetic benefits. Besides strengthening the tooth, a crown protects it from further deterioration. In addition, a crown improves the tooth’s overall appearance and helps your smile to look better. Just like most dental restorations, crowns can be constructed from a number of different materials, like metal, stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, or a combination of these. Each of these materials has its pros and cons and your dentist will help you choose the appropriate one for your case.

Placing a crown will usually require two appointments. The dentist will first remove the decay from the tooth and carefully clean the tooth's surface. Tooth impressions are taken to create your custom-made dental restoration. While you are waiting for your permanent restoration, a temporary crown is placed over your tooth to protect it. Once the permanent crown is ready, the temporary one is taken off and the permanent crown is attached to your tooth. The dentist will double check to ensure it’s a perfect fit and buff and shine your tooth to ensure your smile is looking its best.

If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist near you in Markham, contact Dr. Shainoor Kanji to set up an appointment. We offer same day appointments and flexible scheduling for your convenience.