Dental Crowns In Ottawa

Porcelain & Front Tooth
Crowns In Ottawa

A dental crown is a crucial restoration service for teeth that are significantly damaged or decayed. At Skyline Dental Associates, we specialize in providing dental crown services in Ottawa, ensuring each crown is custom-made to envelop the entire tooth from the gum line. This restores the tooth to its original shape and size. We offer a variety of materials for our Ottawa dental crowns, including gold, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal.

Porcelain dental crowns are particularly popular among our patients because they seamlessly match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. If you are looking for durable and aesthetically pleasing dental crowns in Ottawa, Skyline Dental Associates is your go-to provider for expert dental crown services.

Woman smiling while her tooth colour is being matched for a new dental crown

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including to:

Protect a tooth following root canal treatment
Anchor and attach a dental bridge
Cover and complete a dental implant
Enhance the beauty of your smile
Strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weak
Support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains

The Different Types of Dental Crowns

woman smiling pointing at teeth

Choosing the right material for your dental crown is crucial for both the function and aesthetic of your smile. At Skyline Dental Associates, we offer a variety of dental crown materials to suit different needs and preferences. Here’s a closer look at each type:

Gold crowns have been a popular choice for many years due to their durability and strength. Ideal for back teeth that undergo a lot of pressure from chewing, gold crowns are less likely to chip or break compared to other types. They are also gentle on opposing teeth, causing minimal wear on teeth that come into contact with the crown. Gold crowns are a great choice for those looking for longevity and functionality, although they are less popular for visible teeth due to their distinctive color.

Porcelain crowns offer a natural appearance, making them an excellent choice for front teeth restoration. They are designed to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, blending seamlessly into your smile. Porcelain crowns are highly resistant to staining and can reflect light similarly to natural tooth enamel. While they are aesthetically pleasing, they are generally not as strong as metal crowns and might be more suitable for teeth that are not subject to heavy biting forces.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns combine the strength of metal with the aesthetic appeal of porcelain. A metal base capped with a layer of porcelain provides both durability and a natural look. The metal understructure provides strong support and resilience, while the porcelain top layer is crafted to match the surrounding teeth. PFM crowns are a versatile choice that can be used for both front and back teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line, which may be a consideration for crowns on highly visible teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

As long as the dental crown is properly placed and bonded on a tooth, and it is properly taken care of with good dental hygiene habits, it can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. 

A crown and a cap are two names for the same thing. There is no difference between the two. People who don’t work in dentistry often refer to crowns as caps which is what they were originally called. 

Once a new crown has been cemented in place, you must wait at least one hour to eat anything. This will allow the cement to set and harden, fixing the crown in place. At this point, most foods are okay to eat, except sticky foods such as candy, caramel or gum.

Regular flossing should not loosen a crown unless there is another reason for the cement underneath the crown to break like clenching and cavities.

The only time a root canal treatment is needed is when the tissue inside the tooth, known as the “pulp tissue”, is inflamed or a tooth is infected. Most cases that require a dental crown don’t require a root canal because the existing pulp tissue has not become infected. Your dentist will assess the tooth at multiple points to ensure this remains the case before placing a dental crown.