Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns


When it comes to hardworking body parts, teeth rank near the top of the list. When treated with dedicated and diligent care, they can remain bright and healthy for life! Of course, it’s common for accidents, decay, aging, and genetics to impact tooth health, and the result(s) can often require serious dental intervention.

The tooth area above your gumline – the part that’s white and sits like a “crown” – is prone to damage over time, and may become cracked or weakened by continual wear. Issues like decay, discoloration (from root canal treatment or certain type of medicines), or older amalgam fillings can result in an aesthetic effect that leaves you hesitant to smile. Here’s where crowns can offer a transformative effect.

What is a dental crown?

Often referred to as a dental cap (it caps or covers an entire tooth), crowns are custom made to the wearer’s unique smile and takes on a series of functions, including providing support to a damaged tooth.

Once in place, a crown is immediately effective and helps maintain the functionality of the crowned tooth. While preventing further damage from occurring, the crown also prevents the mouth from having to adapt to a damaged tooth, which can create issues with discomfort, misaligned teeth, decay, pain, gum disease and more.

Should I consider a crown instead of a filling?

Our job as your dentist in Nanaimo is to not only provide you with excellent dental care, but to provide you with the information and advice you need to make the decision that’s right for you. Protecting your teeth should be one of your greatest priorities, and we’re here to help you keep them in their best condition now and in the future!

What is the approximate cost of a dental crown?

Crowns are available in a range of costs that depends on the material being utilized, the tooth being crowned, and the reason for the crown. Insurance coverage can also impact the end cost, making it even more important to visit our office for a consultation. We’ll request an estimate from your insurance company and once received, we’ll answer all your questions thoroughly so that you’re informed before making any decisions about your smile.

Is a dental crown the right option for you? Call us at (778) 744-4247 for a consultation!


Contact Us About A Dental Crown Today

  • Rejuvenate your smile
  • Strengthen a damaged tooth
  • Eliminate bite pressure and temperature sensitivity
  • Restore chewing function to an area with a missing tooth
  • Experience smile benefits that last for 10 years or more!