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Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in West Vancouver

If you have decayed or broken teeth, dental crowns are a restorative treatment that may be suitable for you. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits on top of the damaged tooth. They look just like a natural tooth and help to restore the look and function of your teeth.

When Should I Get a Crown?

There are several situations where you may consider a crown. Crowns can be used to restore broken or worn-down teeth. They are also recommended to protect weak teeth from decay. While tooth decay can usually be treated with a filling, severe decay that affects a larger portion of the tooth will benefit from the placement of a crown instead.

What Are Crowns Made From?

Dental crowns can be made from metal, porcelain, resin, and ceramics. While metal crowns have the advantage of being very strong, their metal colour stands out in the mouth, making them a less popular choice, especially for front teeth. Ceramic crowns have the advantage that they can be colour-matched to your existing teeth, so they look perfectly natural in your mouth.