#120-3511 Moncton Street
Richmond, BC V7E 3A3

How We Strengthen Your Smile With Dental Crowns in Richmond, BC

If you need dental crowns in Richmond, BC, Moncton Dental can take care of you! We've been helping area residents improve their smiles since 1983. Your dentist will recommend a dental crown if your tooth or teeth need extra protection that can't be provided by fillings or other restorative procedures.

Dental crowns are commonly referred to as caps. They cover the entire surface of your tooth in order to strengthen and improve its structure. Crowns are ideal for patients who have:

  • Dental decay
  • Fractured, broken or weakened teeth
  • Damaged or fractured fillings
  • Root canals that need to be protected
  • A large filling that needs to be replaced
  • Dental implants that need to be covered
  • Discoloured, misaligned or poorly shaped teeth

Crowns are also used to attach a dental bridge, which fills the space left by one or more missing teeth.

Types of Dental Crowns
Four types of dental crowns are typically offered to patients. They include:

  • Porcelain Fused to Metal: Porcelain is the most popular material because it's the most aesthetically pleasing. It mimics the colour of a natural tooth and is very durable.
  • Ceramic: This type of dental crown is commonly used for restoring the front teeth because of its natural-looking colour. Ceramic crowns are constructed with porcelain-based materials and are highly wear resistant.
  • Gold Alloy: A mix of metals, including gold and copper, make up this type of dental crown. Gold alloy crowns are ideal for the back molars because of their superior strength. 

Your dentist will work with you to select the right type of dental crown for your unique needs.

How the Procedure Works

When you visit us for dental crowns in Richmond, BC, you should expect two trips to our office. The first one will include examining and preparing the tooth for the procedure. The second appointment is to seat the final crown. Please be aware that if your tooth shows signs of advanced decay, a root canal may be needed prior to the procedure.

Your tooth also may need to be filed or filled before your dentist can take impressions of your mouth. These impressions will be used by a dental lab to craft a more personalized permanent crown. A temporary crown will be placed at the end of your first visit in order to protect the tooth.

Once your permanent crown is prepared, your dentist will remove the temporary cap and cement the final product into place. Your dentist may need to make some adjustments, but the crown should function and feel like a normal tooth.

With the proper care, your dental crowns can last a lifetime. You should brush and floss teeth with dental crowns like normal. To schedule a consultation, please contact our office.

Address

#120-3511 Moncton Street

Richmond, BC, V7E 3A3


Phone

604-277-3515


Email

info@monctondental.com


Business Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM ‑ 6:00 PM

Saturday: Open Most Saturdays 9:00 AM ‑ 4:30 PM

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