Dental Crowns in Richmond Hill Ontario

One the most common types of restoration used in dentistry is a dental crown. A crown (or cap) is a dental restoration that is widely used for many purposes. Whether it's restoring a tooth that is severely decayed or improving your smile appearance, a crown can effectively boost the health of your smile. Just some of the many cosmetic and restorative uses of a dental crown include:

  • Restoring a tooth that is decayed or damaged
  • Masking surface stains
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Strengthening a weak tooth
  • Improving the overall appearance of your smile


One of the biggest differences between a dental crown and other types of restorations, such as bonded fillings, is that a crown treats the entire visible surface area of a tooth. This means that a crown is suitable when a tooth is more severely decayed or damaged.

Crowns can be made from a number of different materials such as porcelain, ceramic, gold alloy, or a combination of the substances. Each type of crown has its advantages and disadvantages so Dr. Flor Malave will help you to choose the appropriate crown for your situation.

To place a crown, the dentist first removes the decayed portion and a tooth impression is taken and sent to a lab to create your restoration. During this time, the dentist will place a temporary crown to cover your exposed tooth. When your permanent crown is ready to be attached, the temporary crown is taken off and the permanent crown is attached to the tooth. A final buff and shine is given to ensure the tooth is looking its best.

If you are serious about enhancing the health of your smile, contact Dr. Flor Malave, Dentist in Richmond Hill, to set up an appointment. We offer early cavity detection, digital X-rays, and paperless processing.

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