Dental Crowns in Chilliwack
Our dental team at Young Street Dental in Chilliwack offer crowns to help patients change the shape and appearance of their teeth. Book your appointment at our Chilliwack dentist office today.
What is a crown?
A crown is a porcelain cover that goes over the tooth in order to help restore your tooth's shape, appearance and function.
The tooth is shaped like a thimble and an impression or mould is sent to the laboratory.
A lab technician makes the crown to be placed over the tooth, restoring back to its normal color and function.
Why would I need a crown?
There are many situations that can arise to necessitate having a crown or cap placed on a tooth. These include broken teeth, large fillings, root canals, cosmetic restoration and functional restoration. When a significant portion of a tooth is composed of filling, it may be more likely to break or become damaged. When it breaks or the filling deteriorates, the next step will be a crown.
Over time, a tooth that has a root canal may become more brittle than a tooth without a root canal. Many teeth that have a root canal also have large fillings so a crown is often recommended to avoid dealing with the potential breakage. Crowns can also be used to change the color or shape of a tooth. Crowns are also used to restore a worn-down tooth back to its original chewing and biting capability.
Like anything placed in the mouth, crowns require routine care and maintenance. Good oral hygiene on your part and regular visits with the hygienist can maximize the number of years you can expect that crown to last.