Dental Crowns in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dental crowns are one of the most effective ways to restore decayed or damaged teeth. Crowns, also known as caps, have both restorative and cosmetic benefits since they can restore and strengthen a tooth while enhancing its overall appearance. Crowns can be used to treat teeth that are decayed, chipped, cracked, worn down, and broken.

Compared to bonded fillings, dental crowns offer more strength, durability, and protection.This is because unlike fillings, porcelain inlays/onlays, which only restore a specific portion of a tooth’s surface, a crown treats the entire tooth’s surface. This means that once a dental crown adheres to a tooth, it covers the tooth’s entire surface area. As a result, dental crowns are recommended when a tooth is suffering from larger amounts of decay or damage. Dental crowns have a multitude of uses such as:

  • Providing strength to a weak tooth
  • Replacing a filling
  • Fixing a broken tooth
  • Providing a protective barrier for teeth that have undergone a root canal
  • Enhancing teeth that are stained or chipped
  • Providing a restoration for a dental implant

Dental crowns can be made in a variety of types, including porcelain/ceramic, gold alloy, or a mixture. Depending on your case, your dentist will recommend a certain type of crown for you. Porcelain or ceramic crowns are popular with patients due to their natural looking appearance.

A crown often requires two appointments. During your first visit, the dentist will inspect the tooth to ensure that it is stable enough to support a crown. If it is, the decayed or damaged portion is removed and the tooth is prepared for the restoration. An impression of the tooth is made and sent to a laboratory to create your custom-made dental crown. While you are waiting for it be made, the dentist will place a temporary crown on your tooth.

When the permanent crown is ready to be placed, you’ll come back for your second visit. The temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is attached to the tooth. With proper care, your dental crown can last for many years - even a lifetime.

Contact Dr. Daniel Tam at 902-420-0001 to set up an appointment. We offer direct billing and easy parking to make your visit as smooth and comfortable as possible.

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