Dental crowns are bonded to your existing tooth to help restore oral health and a smile's appearance. At our Surrey, BC dentist office we often recommend a dental crown to patients whose teeth don’t have enough healthy enamel to support a filling or to top off a dental implant.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “tooth cap” made of porcelain that is placed over a tooth to help restore its shape, strength and size. A tooth cap can help recreate the appearance and function of a tooth damaged by decay or trauma.
The crown replaces the external portion of the tooth down to the gums in order to help preserve the appearance of the patient’s smile.
Our Surrey dental team may recommend a crown to:
- Cover a dental implant
- Restore a broken or worn tooth
- Protect a tooth that has been weakened from decay from breaking
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Reinforce a tooth treated using root canal therapy
Is A Dental Crown The Right Choice For Me?
Most people are ideal candidates for a crown. This dental procedure can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also restoring the tooth’s natural function. After a crown is placed, most patients are able to enjoy chewing without pain and can smile with confidence.
How Long Will A Crown Last?
Most crowns last between 5 and 15 years depending on the wear and tear and on whether a patient takes care of the crown with regular brushing and flossing. A crown should be treated just like your natural teeth, so regular cleanings and checkups are important!
Same-Day Crown Services
At Southridge Dental, we offer same-day permanent dental crowns on select dental procedures. With this service, no followup visit or temporary crown is required - you'll receive your permanent dental crown on the very same day as your initial appointment!
Schedule Your Consultation With Southridge Dental Today!
If you want to know if a tooth crown could help you smile again, give our Surrey dental office a call. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about crowns or any of the other restorative dentistry services we offer.
A consultation can help answer all of your questions and help you decide if a dental crown is right for you!
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