Do you frequently notice people with a porcelain grin and wish for the same dazzling smile? Well it’s likely their smile is in fact porcelain.

Many individuals are opting for crowns over braces for a quicker way to align their teeth along with veneers, and create a lasting white smile.

Crowns are usually made from porcelain, and are tightly bonded to your tooth or multiple teeth for various reasons:

– To repair a tooth

– To align a smile

– To cover over a large filling

– To hold a dental bridge in place

– To fix discolored teeth

– To cover a dental implant

– To protect a weak tooth from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth

– To restore a broken tooth or even a tooth that has been worn down from

teeth grinding

 

The Procedure of a Crown

The procedure begins by trimming the tooth, then taking an impression (mold) of the top and bottom teeth, then a crown is fabricated to fit over the trimmed tooth. Lastly, the crown is cemented or bonded to complete the restoration of the tooth.

This is all done by our trained dental professionals, with the latest dental techniques and comfort in mind. A crown can last up to 10 to 15 years, especially if you pay close attention to the things you chew.

Children & Crowns

Often times a pediatric dentist won’t recommend a porcelain crown for your child as children still have baby teeth, and therefore will lose the costly crown eventually. So the need for such an esthetic expense would be short-lived and likely unnecessary.

However, your dental professional will often suggest metal crowns if your child has had a large filling and that tooth could be at risk for cracking.

At DentistsRUs, we have a wide range of dentists in the Lower Mainland who can provide you with a crown. Call or click on any of our locations below to book your appointment:

Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View

Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View

Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View

Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View

New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View

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