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.
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.
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.