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Dental Crowns

At Family Dental Care Kitsilano - Dr. Harry Sangha Dentistry, our Vancouver dentist may use dental crowns to correct significant tooth damage and prevent further deterioration.

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Dental Crowns, Vancouver Dentist

What is a Dental Crown?

Teeth that are decayed or damaged can be restored with dental crowns - hollow, artificial teeth that can return the size, shape and colour of your natural teeth. 

Dental crowns can help improve the function, strength and appearance of a broken tooth that may otherwise have been lost. Crowns are very durable and can be constructed from a variety of materials, including metal and porcelain. They typically look and function similar to natural teeth. If cared for properly, they can last for 10 years or more. 

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How Dental Crowns Work

Sometimes, a tooth is so damaged or decayed that your dentist must remove large parts of it. To restore the tooth, your dentist may use a dental crown.

A dental crown may also be used to restore a tooth following a dental procedure, such as a root canal. They can be attached to bridges or to cover dental implants. Cosmetic reasons, including lightening a discoloured tooth, may also necessitate a dental crown. 

The Crown Procedure

Typically, your dentist will need two appointments to place a dental crown. During the first, the dentist will prepare and create an impression of your tooth, which will be used to create a custom crown. While your crown is being made, a temporary crown may be placed. 

Once it's ready, you will come back to our office for a second appointment, where your crown will be placed and sculpted just for you, so that your jaw and bite function as they should. 

New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in Vancouver? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started today. 

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