Dental Crowns, also known as tooth crowns, act as a sort of cap that fits over a tooth, restoring the look, size, and function of damaged teeth. Restore a broken tooth, protect a weak one, cover and support a tooth with a large filling. Dental crowns can protect a weak tooth, restore a broken tooth, cover and support a tooth with a large filling, hold a dental bridge in place, for cosmetic reasons, or more. Protect your teeth and prevent further damage by booking your appointment for a dental crown today.
West Kelowna's Dental Crown Service
At Westside Dental we know crowns and bridges are essential for maintaining, restoring and adding to the strength of the structural integrity in your teeth. While we offer dental implants in West Kelowna, in many cases a crown or bridge is the right solution for the patient. Crown caps can give you confidence and restore your smile, make eating more comfortable, and reduce dental pain. On top of feeling great and restoring your smile, dental crowns are also more affordable than dental implants. Our experienced Dental Crown experts ensure your capped teeth look and feel just like natural teeth, so you can eat and smile with confidence.
Dental Crown Options
Crowns are effective in protecting weak teeth from breaking, or holding together parts of a cracked tooth. Crowns also are used to cover teeth that already have fillings, when there’s not enough tooth surface left for a filling to suffice. They can also be used to hold a dental bridge in place, to cover dental implants, or to cover discoloured or misshapen teeth. During the dental crown procedure, the dentists at West Side Dental prepare the tooth and make a molded impression of the tooth or teeth. A technician will make a dental crown that perfectly matches the rest of your smile. We provide a variety of dental crown options to the Westbank and West Kelowna communities. Contact us today to discuss your options for dental crowns.
Client Testimonials & Reviews
I've been a patient for the past 6 years and love this dentist. Always professional, friendly and always make me comfortable. I'd highly recommend this office.
- Joel Mcgarvie
I took my four-year-old and one-year-old to Westside Dental Centre this week for their first visit ever. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. My son thoroughly enjoyed watching Paw
- Brittany Campbell
Even though I went in for a filling, the whole experience was actually quite pleasant. Great staff and highly professional service - recommend this place without any reservations whatsoever.
- Kerry Rouck
Different Types of Crowns
Dental crowns are available in all sorts of materials, with varying looks and purposes. The best tooth crown for you will depend on the placement of the damaged tooth/teeth and your unique situation. The experts at Westside Dental will help you decide the best crown or crowns for you. Some crowns are metal, a good choice for molars as they are out of sight – however having gold or silver on your front teeth hasn’t been necessary or stylish for many years now. Other crowns are made of a metal base with porcelain fused to the surface, giving your dental bridge a much more natural look. Other materials such as ceramic or resin are also available. No matter the needs for your teeth, Our Dental Crown Experts will work with you for the perfect solution.
When entire teeth are missing, a fixed bridge is an effective and affordable means of replacing them. A dental bridge can prevent a chain reaction of dental problems, including shifting teeth, difficulty keeping teeth free of plaque and bacteria, loss of bone in the jaw, difficulty chewing, grinding and clenching, and pain in the jaw joint. Bridges are an alternative to implants, with varying factors such as cost, durability, aesthetics, etc. We proudly serve the Westbank and West Kelowna regions and would happily set up an appointment to meet with you to discuss all options and find the best treatment plan for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental crowns are useful in a number of situations. While the following list is not exhaustive, we find that most people get dental crowns to:
- To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has worn down
- To cover and protect a tooth where a large filling was
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover damaged, misshapen, or discoloured teeth
- To cover a dental implant
The expert dentists at Westside Dental Clinic do everything they can to ensure that your dental crown matches the rest of your teeth. Our dental crown experts know what it takes to make your dental crown look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Temporary dental crowns are exactly that - temporary. Because of that, our dental experts recommend a few precautions be taken with your temporary dental crown before your permanent crown is installed. These precautions include:
- When cleaning your teeth, slide flossing material out instead of lifting. Lifting the dental floss like you would normally can pop off the temporary crown.
- Avoid crewing hard, sticky or chewy foods. These can either break or pull off the temporary crown.
- Try to chew your food on one side of your mouth. This will keep the stress off
Dental crowns can last up to about 15 years, however the life span depends on a few factors. Good oral hygiene practices and avoiding habits such as grinding or clenching teeth, chewing ice, biting your nails or using teeth to open packaging will help you extend the life of your dental crowns.
At first, your dental crown might feel different. It usually takes a few days until it starts to feel normal, at which point you’ll hardly notice it.
Contact Westside Dental Centre
At Westside Dental Centre, we are happy to hear from you! Give us a call or contact us through the site and we will be happy to answer your dentistry questions and book your next appointment at our West Kelowna dental office.
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