At Valley Centre Dental Clinic, our Whitecourt dentists use dental crowns to correct significant tooth damage and prevent further deterioration.
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are empty, artificial teeth that are placed over an entire damaged or decayed tooth to restore its original colour, size and shape.
Dental crowns preserve, strengthen and improve appearance and function of a broken tooth that may otherwise be lost.
Crowns are durable and can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain and metal. They look and function like natural teeth, and if cared for properly, can last 10 years or more.
How Dental Crowns Work
When a tooth is so decayed or damaged that large portions of it must be removed, your dentist may use a dental crown to restore it.
A dental crown may also be used to restore a tooth after another dental procedure like a root canal. Dental crowns may also be used to attach bridges, to cover dental implants or for cosmetic reasons, such as to lighten a discoloured tooth.
The Crown Procedure
Your dentist will take two appointments to place a dental crown. First, your tooth will be prepared and an impression of the tooth will be taken, then used to create a custom crown. While your crown is being made, you may be fitted with a temporary crown.
Once it's ready, you will return for a second appointment where your crown will be placed and sculpted just for you, so that your bite and jaw movements function normally.
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LocationValley Centre Dental Clinic
- Monday: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed