What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown (also known as a ‘tooth cap’ or ‘dental cap’) is a restorative dental prosthetic which when cemented into place completely encases a tooth or dental implant up to the gum line. Thus, visually, the dental crown becomes the tooth’s new exterior surface.

What do we do

The Dental Solution Australia (TDSA) manufactures Standard and Premium crowns in the following materials:

  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • All Metal
  • Metal Free

In addition, our senior technicians handle the “Shade Management Process” in-house at our dental laboratory in Abbotsford.

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Crown & BridgeWorking Days
All Crown & Bridge Restorations10
Shade SelectionBy Appointment Only
Implant Restorations15
Gold Crown10
Digital Diagnostic Design10

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations

  • To protect a weak or decayed tooth from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore a broken or severely worn tooth
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
  • To cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To remedy edentulism

For a patient, in general, preparing a tooth for a crown requires at least two visits to a dentist or dental laboratory. Usually, upon first visit, the tooth will be examined and prepared (by reducing the existing tooth), and a temporary crown will be fitted. On second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the new permanent crown fitted.

What Are Veneers?

Porcelain veneers (also known as ‘cosmetic veneers’, ‘dental veneers’ or ‘dental porcelain laminates’) are wafer-thin shells of porcelain bonded onto the front side of teeth to create a cosmetic improvement for a tooth.