Teeth that are compromised need an extra layer of protection and strength to protect them. In situations such as this, Bermuda dentists will often suggest the fabrication and placement of a dental crown.
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a dental restoration made precisely for a patient to cover a weakened tooth. The dental cap itself is created from porcelain, a material commonly used in dentistry for its strength and beauty. Porcelain crowns are designed with the patient in mind, custom made for each individual. These restorations will match the rest of the patient’s teeth in shape, size, and colour to ensure seamless integration into the smile. During the initial evaluation, our dentists will determine if a crown is needed and then walk the patient through the process required to place one.
Why might I need a dental crown?
Any patient who has a compromised tooth might need to have a dental crown made and bonded in place over the natural tooth structure. Some situations where this might occur, include:
- Teeth that have recently had endodontic therapy, or a “root canal”
- Teeth with large areas of decay that cannot be supported by a large filling alone.
- Teeth with craze lines and cracks that leave a tooth susceptible to damage
- Teeth with large chips and cracks
- Teeth that have had damage that has occurred to the enamel that significantly impacts function and health
Our dentists will decide if a dental crown is appropriate for a patient based on their unique needs during an evaluation. Patients can ask about the process to prepare for their upcoming procedure.
Call Drs. Ian Campbell, Christopher Allington, and Lara Loescher today!
At Positive Image Dental, we are committed to helping patients and families in Bermuda with their oral healthcare needs. If you are ready for a great experience with a caring dental staff, we highly encourage you to call our facility to book your initial consultation appointment. We are located at ZBM Annex Fort Hill Road and accept calls at (441) 292-2312. We welcome to our practice new and established patients in the community and surrounding areas.