Dental Crowns in Surrey
Dental crowns are a restorative procedure that can be used to restore the shape, strength, and appearance of a tooth that has been damaged. The procedure is more often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay. A crown is a hollow, artificial tooth “cap” used to cover the damaged, misshapen, or discoloured tooth. It can help protect a tooth from further damage as it becomes the tooth’s new outer surface.
Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Metal crowns won’t chip or break but they don’t look as natural. Although porcelain crowns can be more brittle, they are most often preferred for their ability to mimic the translucency of natural teeth.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings, which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth.
With a local anesthetic, the dentist will file down the tooth undergoing the restorative procedure. A crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression, which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. The crown is then sculpted so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
Are you looking to get dental crowns in Surrey?
For a Surrey dental crown procedure, a dentist or prosthodontist will suggest material or combination of materials that is right for your situation. With good care and regular brushing and flossing, a crown can last for about 10 years. For affordable dental crowns in Surrey, call our dental clinic or visit your dentist at Newton Village Dental Clinic.