Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crowns & Bridges, North Vancouver

Sometimes teeth are fractured or have extensive decay which results in a weakened tooth. To provide strength and support a crown is fitted over the tooth.

We take great care in offering our clients beautiful crown and bridge dental work. We can fit natural looking, high-noble metal/ceramic crowns and bridges, as well as metal-free, accurate high-strength ceramic crowns and bridges.

A crown appointment involves shaping your tooth and scanning your tooth for the final crown. Crowns can often be made on the same day or fitted on a subsequent appointment. When you return, the new custom-made crown will be permanently cemented in place to perfectly fit your bite.

Third Street Dental is dedicated to creating the perfect fit for your crown and bridge treatment. From consultation to finished smile you’ll be informed and confident you made the right choice. It’s time to get excited about rebuilding your smile!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a dental crown?

    A crown is like a cap or cup that sits over your existing tooth. Crowns look and feel like natural teeth. They hold the tooth together and strengthen the tooth to prevent fracture. Once placed, it becomes the tooth’s new outer surface. In comparison, a dental filling just fills in or repairs a portion of the existing tooth structure. A crown is permanently cemented over the existing tooth structure and thus provides the whole tooth with long term strength and retention.

  • What is a dental bridge?

    A dental bridge is different from a dental crown, and recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as the anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns abutments. This is a good solution to restore lost teeth when an implant is not indicated.

  • How long to dental crowns and bridges last?

    Crowns and bridges can last a long time. The most important step to ensuring the longevity of your dental work is to practice good oral care at home, and to get regular dental cleanings. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by gum disease or cavities.

  • When do you recommend a dental crown?

    We recommend crowns to:

    • Replace old, large dental fillings, when there is not enough tooth remaining
    • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
    • Restore a fractured tooth
    • Cover a dental implant
    • Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
    • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
  • Why are dental crowns and bridges so expensive?

    Custom Made

    No one in the world can wear your crown. A crown needs to perfectly fit your tooth shade, smile and bite. They are one of the few things in this world that are individually customized and not mass-produced. It takes a highly trained dental professional to hand make your crown especially for you!

    Investment of Time and Skill

    Preparing a tooth for a crown is a time and skill intensive procedure. Your Third Street Dental specialists have invested in the latest equipment, trained for many hours and have years experience creating hundreds of beautiful crowns for patients.

    Longevity

    Crowns are simply the strongest, longest lasting tooth restorations we can place in the mouth. You will be “using” your crown 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your crown with proper maintenance should last decades. Try comparing that to the last computer you bought!

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