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Dental Crowns

You can restore your confidence in your smile with Dental Crowns at ProActive Dental Studio.

Dental Crown Procedure & Treatment

What are crowns?

A crown is a restoration that covers or "caps" a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and strength. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is broken and fillings won't solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn't get worse. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, and cover badly shaped or discoloured teeth (often through a Cerec crown restoration).

How is a crown placed?

First, the weak or decayed tooth matter is drilled away until a post-like structure remains. If the remaining tooth structure is too weak to support a crown, an artificial "post and core" must first be placed. In the traditional method, an impression of the teeth and gums is then made and sent to an outside laboratory for the crown to be fabricated. In the mean time, you will have a temporary crown, which you will wear for 1.5 to 2 weeks.

At ProActive Dental Studio, we use CEREC 3 Technology to create dental crowns. Once the tooth is prepared, a camera sends a digital image of the preparation to a computer screen where our dentists can design the restoration. Then we send the information to a milling chamber, where your custom-colour and custom-fit crown is fabricated in about 10 minutes. » Learn More About CEREC

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Will it look natural?

Yes. CEREC crowns blend in almost seamlessly lwithnatural teeth. To achieve a natural look, we consider factors such as the colour, bite, shape, and length of your teeth. When the procedure is complete, your teeth will not only be stronger, but they will be more attractive.

Why crowns and not veneers?

Veneers are generally recommended where the appearance of the tooth is the primary concern, not the structure of the tooth.Crowns require more tooth structure removal, and therefore cover more of the tooth than veneers. They are customarily indicated for teeth that have sustained significant structural damage, or to replace missing teeth. Crowns may be placed on natural teeth or dental implants.

How should I take care of my crowns?

Avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects. You also want to avoid grinding your teeth. Visit your dentist regularly, and brush and floss daily; cleaning between your teeth is vital with crowns. Floss or interdental cleaners (specially shaped brushes and sticks) are important tools to remove plaque from the crown area where gum meets the tooth. Plaque in that area can cause dental decay and gum disease.

We always recommend that our patients who are having major restorative work done (implants, crowns, veneers, bridges) do a course of bleaching prior to having the work done. If the restorative work is matched to the yellow or grey teeth, there is no way to change the colour.

For more information on Dental Crown Procedures or Dental Bridge Procedures, contact ProActive Dental Studio offices in Surrey BC.

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