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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a durable protective cap that helps restore and strengthen a damaged tooth, improving its function and appearance.

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Dental Crowns, Fernie Dentist

Protect & Strengthen Damaged Teeth

A dental crown is essentially a cap that covers an existing tooth. If you've got a fragile or damaged tooth, such as one with a crack or large cavity, a crown may be an option to restore it.

Your dentist may also recommend a crown for a tooth that has been treated with a root canal. This restorative treatment can also hold a dental bridge in place or be attached to dental implants to replace a tooth.

Talk to our Fernie dentists today to request a consultation and find out if dental crowns are the right restorative treatment option for your smile. We primarily offer zirconia dental crowns which offer a number of benefits to our patients.

Benefits of Zirconia Dental Crowns

Dental crowns made of zirconia have several benefits that make them a suitable choice for our patients. These include:

Strength: One of the biggest advantages of zirconia is its strength and durability. Consider how much force your back teeth exert on the food that you chew. Your crowns need to be made of a strong material, so zirconia may be a good choice for crowns in the back of your mouth.

Longevity: When cared for properly, these crowns may be able to last over 15 years.

Biocompatibility: Zirconia tends to have greater biocompatibility than other types of material used for crowns. This means that it’s less likely to cause allergic reactions or other immunological responses such as inflammation.

The Crown Procedure

Preparing Your Tooth: Your dentist will remove some of your existing tooth's enamel to prepare your tooth for a crown. A filling material may also be used to strengthen certain parts of the tooth and create a strong foundation for the new crown.

Creating Digital Dental Impressions: Using a handheld intraoral scanner, your dentist will take digital impressions of your teeth. The images will then be uploaded to a computer so a digital model of your new crown can be created. The digital impressions will be sent to a dental lab and you'll require a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being created. Metal crowns typically take two to three weeks to arrive.

Placing Your New Crown: The new crown will be placed in your mouth, providing just the right protection for your damaged tooth. Your dentist will use dental cement to bond your new crown to the tooth.

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Looking for a dentist in Fernie? We would be happy to welcome you to our dental family. Contact us to get started today.

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