If you have damaged one or multiple of your teeth beyond the point of natural repair, you’re likely eager to find a local, permanent, reliable and natural-looking solution. Well, look no further! A dental crown in Vancouver is likely to be the perfect answer for all your aesthetic tooth restoration questions.
A crown is a remediation that covers, or “caps,” a tooth to restore it to its regular shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are essential when a tooth is cracked and fillings won’t fix the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage does not get worse. Crowns are likewise utilized to restore a tooth when there isn’t really enough of the tooth remaining to offer support for a huge filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, bring back fractured teeth or cover severely shaped or tarnished teeth.
We recommend our Vancouver dental crowns to:
- Change a huge filling when there isn’t enough tooth staying
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Recover a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discoloured or improperly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
Our Vancouver crown dentist, Dr. Kelly Jordan’s, main objective is to produce a crown that resembles your natural tooth. To achieve a natural look, a variety of elements are considered, such as the color, bite, shape and length of your natural teeth.
The restoration of the harmed tooth becomes more of an aesthetic issue if it is located near the front of one’s mouth. How we view our smile and appearance impacts our self-esteem, our state of minds, and how we operate in social and business relationships.
If you have a certain cosmetic look in mind for your crown, discuss it with Dr. Kelly Jordan at Absolute Dental on Victoria Drive during your preliminary consultation. When the treatment is complete, your teeth will not only be more powerful, but they might even be more attractive.
What is a post?
When researching Vancouver dental crowns you might stumble upon the term ‘post’. This term refers to the metal or plastic abundant that is positioned in a tooth treated with a root canal and functions as a ‘frame’ for the crown. Not all crown procedures require a post, however. Only teeth that have last a majority of their structure require a post.
Is there an alternative to a dental crown?
If you prefer to have something besides a crown, you could potentially have a huge filling installed. There is a danger with utilizing a filling, however, as it has a higher risk of re-fracturing which would require a much larger procedure to fix and replace.
Why not Veneers?
Crowns in Vancouver are ideal when a tooth structure requires intensive remediation since they cover more of the tooth than veneers. Veneers only cover the front of your tooth instead of the entire exterior (think sticker vs. glove). At our Vancouver dental clinic, crowns are usually recommended for teeth that have sustained significant loss of structure or to change missing teeth while veneers are ideal for cosmetic rather than restorative purposes. Say, to cover up a small chip, change the overall shape, and cover up discolouration of a tooth.
Will I experience any pain when having my tooth prepped for a dental crown?
At Absolute Dental, we will use a local anaesthetic when preparing the tooth for a crown and it will likely feel very similar, if not identical, to a filling procedure. A local anaesthetic might not be required if you’re having a post crown and there is no nerve present in the tooth.
Will the crown feel different from my natural teeth?
Initially, you might notice that your Vancouver dental crown feels different. However, after a couple of days it will likely feel considerably less foreign to your mouth and within a week it should be far from noticeable. If your bite doesn’t feel appropriate, however, we advise that you speak with our Vancouver oral health expert, Dr. Kelly Jordan, soon.
Does my dental crown require special care?
Crowns last roughly five to eight years. Nevertheless, with excellent oral hygiene and guidance, many crowns will last for a much longer time period. Some harmful routines like grinding your teeth, chewing ice or fingernail biting may trigger this time period to reduce considerably.
While the crown will not degeneration, degeneration can still form along the edge of the joining of the crown and your tooth. It’s really important to continue with your normal oral hygiene regimen and treat it like you would the rest of your teeth.
If you are in need of a dental crown or need to have an old dental crown replaced for fixed, call our Vancouver dental office today for the very best in crown care!
ADDRESS 6458 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC