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Fillings, trauma, decay and in many cases, everyday eating habits will make the teeth breakdown as time passes. A porcelain dental crown is a cover which is placed over the tooth to preserve a damaged tooth from further breaking down. Crowns may be used to restore a discolored or even a poorly shaped tooth or just protect a tooth which has had a root canal treatment. Finally, a brand new porcelain crown may also be used to replace an old or damaged dental crown.
Porcelain crowns are often considered the best cosmetic option given that they can be made to match the physical appearance of your teeth.

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It usually takes two sessions for your dentist to finalize a crown. On the first visit, the dentist prepares the tooth to ensure the crown will correctly fit over it. An impression of the tooth is taken as well as a temporary crown placed to preserve the prepared tooth until the permanent crown is placed. The impression is delivered to a dental laboratory where technicians fabricate a custom-fit final crown.  At Emerald Dental Care in Toronto, we have the ability to deliver a dental crown on the same day as preparation in order to minimize the number of appointments needed.


A great looking smile is one of the first things noticed about a person.
Dental Crowns are recommended for those with root canal treated teeth, severe damage, broken restorations, and ill-positioned teeth. The tooth that is being prepared for a dental crown restoration will be shaved down, and a digital impression is taken. Once this process is complete any appropriate adjustment are made using computer software and the crown is immediately milled using CEREC digital technology.


A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth, provided that the natural teeth and gums are healthy on either side of the tooth being replaced. The supporting teeth will be ground down to create abutments that are used to anchor the bridge in place. A bridge consists of a minimum of three units: two crowns that are cemented into the abutment teeth and a pontic (false tooth) which is fused between them. A dental bridge is a reliable and cost-effective option to replace missing teeth in a natural looking way.

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If missing teeth are left untreated, it may cause the surrounding teeth to drift out of position, and the remaining teeth and gums become more susceptible to decay and periodontal problems. Fixed dental bridges can correct an altered bite, chewing and improve speech while providing a natural appearance, however, they are not adequate for preventing bone loss and often require replacement over time.


Dental Veneers are thin restorations, often made of porcelain for reliable results. The tooth surface is prepared, and an impression is taken to help mold and cement the restoration for a precise fit. We assist in determining the best colour, fit and shape for optimal long-term results and have the lab fabricate them accordingly.

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This process is done over a few appointments and provides excellent results for those who are not candidates for tooth whitening and are looking for an alternate treatment to crowns. Porcelain veneers are used to restore permanently stained teeth, discoloration, worn and chipped teeth and are also used to mask unwanted gaps and spaces.