Despite advances in dental care, you can lose that smile due to tooth decay, injuries, trauma from the gum line or wear and tear. Whether your tooth is discoloured from a root canal therapy, chipped, cracked, broken, or crooked, all-porcelain crowns or dental bridges in Toronto can restore your perfect smile.
What is a Dental Crown?
Ceramic crowns are tooth-shaped caps used in dental restoration to correct defects on the tooth’s surface, enamel, and alignment. They are placed on top of the damaged tooth and cemented in place to restore function and aesthetics. If you have a broken tooth or your natural tooth is discoloured, chipped, decayed, or crooked, your Toronto dentist can recommend dental crowns. You may also need dental crowns to correct misshapen or worn-out teeth.
Similarities of porcelain veneers vs. porcelain crowns can lead to confusion. Both are colour-matched to your natural teeth to improve aesthetic and function. Dental crowns cover the entire tooth. On the other hand, porcelain veneers are super-thin shells designed to cover only the front of your teeth. Toronto Smile Design Cosmetic Dentist Dr.Johnson is an expert in all-porcelain crowns and veneers and uses Digital Smile Design (DSD) to restore authentic smiles.
Before After Video of one of Dr. Johnson's Smile Transformation Patients
Types of Dental Crown Dentistry
All-porcelain. These types of crowns are made from ceramic with tooth-like properties. They are translucent, so the tooth underneath determines the colour. All-porcelain crowns are ideal for front teeth restorations. Toronto Smile Design uses state-of-the-art dentistry to fabricate all-porcelain crowns with the desired translucent look. The main advantages of all-porcelain crowns include a lower risk of allergic reactions, reduced sensitivity, and highly biocompatible. They are aesthetically pleasing and indistinguishable from natural teeth. But all-porcelain crowns have some disadvantages, including complicated customization and the risk of cracking. The cost of all-porcelain crowns is also higher than other types of dental crowns.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal. This type of porcelain crown is reinforced with metals. Advantages of porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns include suitability for front and back teeth and a stronger metal frame. But the metal frame in PFM is also a disadvantage because they create dark lines. Although porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are safe, they are vulnerable to chipping and cracking and can wear down adjacent teeth.
Here are frequently asked questions about dental crowns for your consideration:
How long do dental crowns last?
First, are porcelain crowns strong? Yes. New generation all-porcelain crowns are durable and last around 10 years. The lifespan of a crown depends on factors like dental habits and oral health. With proper aftercare and regular dental check-ups, you can increase your crown’s lifespan to over 10 years. And how long do porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns last? The main disadvantage of porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns is the high risk of chipping, which can reduce its lifespan.
How much is a dental crown?
The average cost of porcelain crowns in Toronto is around $1000-$1500 per tooth but does not include lab price. The total dental crown cost of a front tooth plus lab price varies depending on material and procedure. The location of your tooth can also influence the cost.
Can dental crowns be repaired?
Yes, they can. But at Toronto Smile Design, we don't recommend it because the risk of fractures increases significantly after the repair. Millions of Canadians rely on warranties to protect their investments. So, is there a warranty on a porcelain crown? No, there isn't. Don't fall for non-existent warranties and false guarantees. Toronto Smile Design carves out crowns from a block of porcelain using state-of-art CAD/CAM digital dentistry techniques. It reduces the risk of chipped porcelain crowns, so you won't need to worry about the warranty.
Does dental insurance cover dental crowns?
It depends on your insurance policy. Most dental insurance programs don't cover cosmetic dentistry. Your insurance company can cover about 50% of the cost of a dental crown if the procedure is preventative. However, if you’re getting a porcelain crown for cosmetic purposes, you may have to pay for it out-of-pocket.
Gold crown vs. porcelain crown, which is the best choice?
The main drawback of gold crowns is the yellowish to golden metallic colour. This type of dental crown cannot restore your authentic smile. Porcelain mimics the colour and properties of natural teeth better than gold. Toronto Smile Design offers translucent all-porcelain crowns, which are indistinguishable from natural teeth.
You don’t have to settle for yellowish gold crowns or PFMs when you can get the best porcelain crowns in Toronto.
All-Ceramic Dental Crowns
Toronto Smile Design’s Dental Crown Procedure
Toronto Smile Design’s state-of-the-art dentistry approaches deliver customized crowns that mimic your tooth’s colour and unique properties. But first, will it hurt to get a dental crown? No, it won’t. Dr. Johnson’s expertise guarantees the best porcelain crown before-and-after results and a pain-free procedure.
Step 1: Consultation. Your Toronto dentist conducts dental examination and digitally scan your teeth to produce an impression. You can consult with your dentist, provide additional insights, or highlight any concerns before making the final decision.
Step 2: Presentation and Design. Your dentist can place a temporary crown on the tooth as you wait for your new crown. Toronto Smile Design uses state-of-the-art systems to carve out your crown from a single block of porcelain. This process reduces the risk of chipped dental crowns since there is no layering of materials. You’ll get the toughest crown with a lower risk of cracking.
Step 3: Placement of Crowns. In this step, your Toronto dentist places the porcelain crown on your tooth and adjusts it for a perfect fit. Your dentist will also align your bite before cementing the crown into place.
Step 4: Regular Follow-ups. Your Toronto dentist will schedule regular follow-ups to check the crown’s placement. Regular follow-ups are crucial for dental health and the crown’s longevity.
A smile transformation case of Cosmetic Dentist - Oral Surgeon Dr. Johnson
A smile makeover case of Toronto Cosmetic Dentist - Oral Surgeon Dr. Johnson
One of the Porcelain Crowns and Veneers Patient of Dr. Johnson
Why should you choose Toronto Smile Design’s All-Porcelain Crowns?
1. Durable. Toronto Smile Design Clinic uses advanced processes to reduce the risk of chipped porcelain crowns.
2. Aesthetic. Toronto Smile Design’s all-porcelain crowns are beautiful and tough.
3. Restore your smile. With DSD, your dentist will custom-build translucent dental crowns that mimic the colour of your teeth and restore your smile.
4. No allergies. With all-porcelain crowns, you don't have to worry about an allergic reaction to metal.
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Toronto Smile Design’s Dr. Johnson Ozgur is a Toronto dentist with a Master's Degree in Oral Surgery and years of experience in dental crowns. You can rely on Dr. Johnson’s expertise to correct defects on your tooth. At Toronto Smile Design Clinic, we are obsessed with perfection. Contact us today to restore your authentic smile!