Dental Crowns in Coquitlam
Dental crowns are hollow artificial teeth that are fitted on top of an existing tooth. They are used to protect damaged and vulnerable teeth and to restore their functionality. Dental crowns are also used to cover dental implants and hold a bridge in place. They may also be used for cosmetic purposes to hide misshapen or discoloured teeth.
What Types of Crowns Are Available?
The most common choice for crowns is porcelain and metal. Porcelain has the obvious benefit of looking more natural in the mouth, as the colour of the porcelain can be matched to the wearer’s teeth. Metal provides the benefit of being more durable. Metal is more commonly used in the back of the mouth where the teeth are less visible.
Temporary And Permanent Crowns
When making a permanent crown, your dentist will take an impression of the filed-down tooth and surrounding teeth and send it to the dental lab to create the crown. It may take a few weeks to receive your new crown, so your dentist will fit a temporary crown in place. This will help to protect the natural tooth and preserve your smile.