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Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” preserve damaged teeth. Crowns may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore a tooth with excessive decay, or replace a pre-existing crown. The purpose of a dental crown is to encase a needy tooth with a custom-designed material.
A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
During the crown procedure, we prepare the tooth and make a molded impression of the teeth. A fitted, temporary crown is created during this visit to temporarily protect the tooth while the permanent restoration is being created. Once completed, the crown is cemented at a subsequent visit. We offer conventional metal based ceramic crowns as well as non-metal based, all-ceramic crowns that are customized to your mouth.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
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What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown. We serve the following areas: Porcelain Crowns Kelowna, Porcelain Crowns Penticton, Porcelain Crowns Vernon, Porcelain Crowns Kamloops, Porcelain Crowns Peachland, Porcelain Crowns Summerland, Porcelain Crowns Okanagan Valley, and Porcelain Crowns British Columbia.