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‘Dental Crowns Near Me’ In Burnaby
Affordable and Lasting Dental Crowns from Your Burnaby Dental Clinic
Dental crowns are an affordable and long-lasting solution for strengthening and protecting damaged teeth. Dental crowns can restore your smile and your ability to bite, chew, and speak easily.
There are a variety of reasons your dentist may recommend a dental crown, including:
- Cracked or injured teeth.
- Decayed teeth.
- Misshapen or severely worn-down teeth.
- Teeth that have undergone procedures, such as root canal treatments.
- Supporting teeth with large fillings.
- Cosmetic purposes (to restore a tooth’s colour, shape, or size).
- For affixing a dental bridge.
- For covering a dental implant.
How Dental Crowns Work
Dental crowns are designed to fit over your natural tooth. They are sometimes referred to as a “cap” for your tooth. In many cases, some of the natural tooth material will need to be removed so a crown can fit over the natural tooth and align properly with the other teeth. In other cases, if there is not enough natural tooth material to hold a crown in place, filling material may be used to build up more tooth structure as a base for the crown.
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Why Choose Dental Crowns?
Dentists often recommend dental crowns for teeth that are damaged or weakened because they do not require the tooth to be removed. Instead, the natural tooth roots act as anchors for the dental crown, providing a strong natural base.
A dental crown can provide several benefits at once. It restores the strength of a tooth and provides lasting protection for the natural tooth. It can also improve the appearance of a tooth in terms of size, shape, and colour.
Dental crowns are often an affordable option to restore a tooth. Dental crowns may or may not be covered by your dental insurance plan; be sure to check your coverage to see if crowns are fully covered, partially covered, or will not be covered.
What To Expect When Receiving Dental Crowns
Dental crowns usually require two separate appointments. In the first appointment, your dental team will use a variety of tools and technology to check that your tooth, gums, and tooth roots can maintain a dental crown. Next, your dentist will take moulds of the tooth that will receive the crown, as well as surrounding teeth. This ensures that the crown will align with the other teeth and you will have an even bite when your crown is attached. At the end of this appointment, your dentist may create a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your next appointment.
Between appointments, the information gathered will be sent to a professional dental laboratory, where the permanent crown will be manufactured. This takes up to two weeks.
Once your permanent crown is manufactured, you will come back for a second appointment to have it secured in place. The temporary crown will be removed. Then, your dentist will check the fit of the new crown and secure it in place with a permanent adhesive.
Talk to Our Burnaby Dentists About Dental Crowns Today
Burnaby City Dentist has helped patients restore their smiles and bites with dental crowns for many years. We are committed to finding the best possible dental solutions for you and your family, including beautiful, secure dental crowns.
Call our Burnaby dental clinic today to learn more about dental crowns and book an appointment to walk through the process with our team of dental professionals.
Taking Care of Your Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can last anywhere from five to fifteen years. With excellent oral care, a dental crown is more likely to withstand wear and tear. Dental crowns don’t require special care; following dentist-instructed daily oral hygiene routines is usually enough to care for them. You’ll also want to maintain regular oral health exams so your dentist can check your crown or crowns.
Avoid using your teeth/crowns to open packaging and chewing ice, popcorn kernels, or other hard objects. If you tend to grind or clench your teeth throughout the night, consider using a custom-made nightguard to protect your teeth and crowns.
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