After a tooth has had a root canaled therapy, we recommend placing a crown on the tooth.  Root canal therapy reduces the strength by making the tooth much more dry, brittle or breakable with a loss of tooth flexibility.  A crown can cover, protect and strengthen a root canaled tooth from the inevitable post root canal tooth fracture.

Crowns may be recommended for “cracked tooth syndrome”.  Cracked tooth syndrome is a term we use to describe the recurring discomfort, sensitivity, or pain that is caused by and incomplete fracture or crack in a tooth.  You may have cracked tooth syndrome if you experience any of these symptoms:

-You find yourself chewing on only one side of your mouth because it’s uncomfortable to chew on the other side.

-Your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures or to sweet or sour foods.

-You feel a sharp pain when you chew

-The pain is intermittent rather that constant.

Large fillings or broken teeth may also require a crown.  When a large portion of your tooth has been damaged or decayed, a significant amount of the tooth structure is lost and you may not have enough tooth structure left to support a filling.

Crowns are made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold or zirconia (a metal that can be matched to your tooth colour)

  • Provides support to damaged and broken teeth
  • Appearance is completely natural
  • Can fix your smile and any existing chewing problems

A wonderful dental team in a warm, honest and caring environment

Our office is committed to provide you and your family with safe, gentle, high quality dental care.

Welcome to the Deschênes-Poitras Red Barn Dental.

Conveniently located on 6255 Hazeldean Rd (on the second floor of Big Red Barn), in Stittsville, we provide dental services to patients from Stittsville, Kanata, Carp, Richmond, Munster, Carleton Place, Ottawa and Arnprior. Call us at 613-831-7750 or email at to book an appointment with one of our dentists and hygienists today.

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