As explained on our Crowns, Bridges and Veneers Page, crowns are fixed covers, or caps that structurally support teeth, which can be either gold or tooth coloured porcelain.
Crowns are tightly bonded to the tooth and/or teeth and are used to repair teeth that have been badly broken, that have root canal fillings, are malformed, discoloured, or that require a better bite (occlusion).
The procedure begins by trimming the tooth, then taking an impression (mold) of the top and bottom teeth, after which time a crown is fabricated to fit over the trimmed tooth. Lastly, the crown is then cemented or bonded to complete the restoration of the tooth.
Crowns are Permanent
Unlike a denture or partial that can be taken in and out of the mouth for cleaning, a crown is known as a fixed prosthetics, so you will clean and maintain this tooth the same way you would a natural tooth.
Crowns are Strong
A crown is incredibly strong and – as mentioned, are often made of either porcelain fused to metal or gold.
A crown can withstand vigorous chewing and will keep the structure of the tooth beneath it in tacked too.
It can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, especially if you pay close attention to the things you chew, avoiding a lot of hard candy and ice for example.
Crowns are Aesthetically Pleasing
A properly made and placed crown should look like a natural tooth, perfectly filling in any gaps or discolourations you might have between teeth caused from a root canal or large fillings.
At DentistsRUs, we are able to provide you with many dental professionals who offer crowns, and can help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile at your convenience. Feel free to call any one of our local offices below to get started!
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