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201 County Court Blvd, Unit 104, Brampton, ON L6W 4L2


Crowns are tooth shaped ‘cap’ that is placed on a tooth to restore its shape, strength and appearance. At County Court Dentistry, we look at dental crowns as an effective treatment in protecting your tooth against further impairment. While the main use is for covering an impaired tooth, crowns are also used after root canal procedures to maintain long term function and also to cover dental implant.

Dental crowns have different makes including porcelains, metals, or porcelain fused to metal. They can last for a long time with proper care, and are considerably strong. While crowns are long lasting, they still are not real teeth. It is important to avoid biting down on hard objects or using your teeth to open something brittle; this could lead to damaging your crown as well as your natural teeth.

Step by Step for getting Dental Crowns

While there are unique cases for different teeth, here is the typical step by step for getting a dental crown placed on a tooth.

Step 1 – A mould of the impaired tooth is made to fabricate temporary crown. This is used to shield your tooth as the permanent one is being made.

Step 2 – The tooth is shaped down to allow the crown to fit around it. It is usually done under local anesthesia (freezing)

Step 3 – Another mould (impression) of your teeth is done after tooth preparation. This is followed by the temporary crown being placed on your tooth.

Step 4 – Mould is sent to the lab to allow a permanent crown to be made. The mold is used to make a model with restoration that is the same shape and size of your tooth.

Step 5 – During your next visit at County Court Dentistry, the temporary crown is removed and replaced with the permanent dental crown. Once placement and fit seems good, the crown is cemented into place.