Crowns and Bridges
in Vancouver, BC


Replace damaged or missing teeth and enjoy your brand new smile!

Crowns and bridges are regarded as two of the most aesthetic and fixed options for replacing badly damaged or missing teeth.

  • Permanent
  • Replace dentures
  • No implants required
  • Non-surgical
  • Short treatment period
  • Looks like a natural tooth structure

Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is an artificial covering typically made of porcelain or metal alloys, that caps the visible part of your tooth. Dentists typically use crowns for teeth restoration, as they can improve both the appearance and function of a tooth. Often used to protect a tooth from experiencing further damage or enhance the appearance of your smile, a dental crown has many advantages. You may need a dental crown for several reasons including:

  • Covering a tooth that has had a root canal treatment
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Restoring the appearance of a misshapen or severely discoloured tooth
  • Holding a dental bridge in place
  • Protecting a weak tooth from further decay, cracking, or chipping
  • Supporting and covering a tooth that has large fillings

Different Materials of Dental Crowns

There are several types of crowns that are regularly used at Fraser Dental. When having a dental crown placed, the crown can be formed out of metal, composite, or porcelain, all with their own set of advantages.

Metal Crowns

There are a variety of metals that can used to make crowns for teeth. Gold, palladium, chromium, and nickel are amongst the most popular types of crowns as they rarely chip nor break. In terms of wear and tear, metal dental crowns last a long time and are highly durable. Able to withstand everyday biting and chewing forces without wearing down your natural teeth, metal dental crowns are a great option for back teeth. Additionally, due to their metallic colouring, these types of crowns are typically reserved for out-of-sight molars. When esthetic isn’t the main concern, a metal dental crown is affordable, durable, and safe for your opposing natural teeth.

Metal Crowns

Composite Crowns

Dental crowns made from synthetic resin are known as composite crowns. These types of crowns offer a more natural, tooth-like appearance compared to metal crowns. Softer than porcelain and less reactive than metal crowns, composite is a good material to use if you have sensitivities to other types of crowns. That being said, composite crowns for teeth tend to have a shorter lifespan and need to be replaced more often. As such, they’re typically used as temporary solutions or interim dental crowns if you have a high rate of tooth decay.

Composite Crowns

Porcelain Crowns

Out of all the types of crowns available, porcelain dental crowns have the most natural looking appearance. Full porcelain restorations are often the best choice cosmetically; therefore, porcelain crowns are a great solution to cap visible teeth. Porcelain is very durable and can be even stronger than tooth enamel. While this ideal for longevity, porcelain dental crowns can be damaging to opposing natural teeth, especially if you grind or clench habitually. Therefore, this type of crown is not typically recommended for molars but is a great solution for teeth where esthetic is the primary concern.

Porcelain Crowns

Taking care of your dental crown

Like natural teeth, patients might find that their dental crown has chipped, broken, loosened, or fallen out over time. This can happen after years of use and is an easy fix by refitting or resecuring the crown to the teeth.

So, what can you expect from your dental crown?

  • Most crowns will last from anywhere from 5 to 15 years depending on what material is used and how much care is given by the patient.
  • Once the crown is successfully placed, it will need just as much care as your natural teeth.
  • Regular brushing and flossing can remove plaque and dislodge any trapped food particles to extend the life of your dental crown.

Our experienced dentists at Fraser Point Dental will recommend you stay away from sticky, chewy, and hard food after receiving your crown as it may increase the risk of damage, especially early on.

Lastly, routine dental checkups and cleanings every six months is important to maintain the health of your gums, supporting teeth, and dental crown. Fraser Point Dental’s seasoned cosmetic dentists have been helping Vancouver patients restore their smiles with quality dental crowns for years. Our dental team will pay careful attention to your needs and is happy to answer any questions you might have.

Our priority is your comfort and confidence before, during, and after any procedure. For dental crowns in Vancouver, call Fraser Point Dental at (604) 327-4406 or enroll as a new patient online.

How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost in Vancouver?

If you’re wondering, “How much does a dental crown cost in Vancouver?” it’s important to note that this price varies depending on several factors. The number of crowns you need, the type of dental crown you choose, and the condition of the tooth will all impact how much your dental crown cost in Vancouver is. Typically, dental crowns will range between $1,000 to $2,000 each. However, depending on your insurance provider, the cost of your dental crown may be partially covered. To learn get a personal assessment on how much your dental crown cost in Vancouver will be, please contact our clinic directly.

What is the procedure for getting a dental crown?

Anesthesia

Before the procedure begins, the area around your tooth will be numbed for your comfort. If desired, our practice offers safe oral sedation for patients that suffer from dental anxiety.

Damaged tooth removal

After the area has been successfully numbed, the dentist will begin to remove damaged tooth tissue. Our team uses dental lasers instead of dental drills to reduce bleeding and minimize the risk of infection afterwards.

Digital tooth impression

Next, we’ll take a 3D impression of your tooth that will be quickly uploaded to our in-house milling machine.

Dental crown construction

Your dental crown is then automatically created from a solid block of porcelain. Once ready, it will be cemented in place by your dentist. Your new crown should blend in beautifully with the rest of your teeth.

What benefits do dental crowns have to offer?

Not only does a dental crown placed by the team at Fraser Point Dental revive your smile, it also:

1. Restores function

A dental crown restores your ability to chew and bite, allowing you to eat a diverse and healthy diet. This has long-term benefits for your holistic, full-body health.

2. Saves teeth from extraction

A previously damaged tooth protected by a crown allows your tooth to be fully preserved where it would have otherwise been extracted.

3. Protects infected tooth

A previously infected tooth has a higher likelihood of being reinfected. But a tooth capped with a crown prevents further decay and infection.

4. Crown to replace missing teeth

If you’re missing a tooth, a crown can be inserted to revitalize a smile and restore function. Dental implants reinforce healthy jawbone growth by acting as artificial tooth roots.

5. Protects teeth

A crown is a long-term investment that can protect and restore your smile for over a decade.

6. Covered by insurance

Most dental crowns are at least partially covered by insurance.

Additional information

Crowns: When a tooth is severely damaged or broken, a crown is built around the remaining healthy tooth structure. Crowns are used for both function and fashion. They completely encircle the affected tooth to provide protection from daily wear and tear but also to provide enhanced aesthetic value to your smile!

Bridges: Bridges are used to fill the cap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is composed of two or more crowns on either side of the gap. These two teeth are called abutment teeth with a false tooth in between known as a pontic. Either natural teeth or dental implants support bridges

FAQs

Porcelain crown and bridges are designed to look as natural as possible.

We warmly welcome new patients to our office and do our best to schedule emergency appointments within 24 hours of your call. Give us a call or send us an email if you have any questions or to book an appointment!

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Testimonials

  • Thanks to Dr. Aman Kalirai did a very good job on my tooth I was there in the Vancouver dental clinic for a root canal and crown procedure. It was a great experience with Dr. Kalirai and his team. I have no problem till now. I wish him good luck for the future and wish him great success. 👍

    - Ishu

  • Kind and helpful staff. Great Dentist.

    - Amanjeet

  • Amazing dental clinic in Vancouver. Professional staff and experienced dentists.

    - Sarika

Dr. Kalirai is our Vancouver local dentist

Dr. Aman Kalirai | DMD

Dentist


Dr. Kalirai, DMD, was born in Prince George, British Columbia before moving to Vancouver in 1994 to attend the University of British Columbia. He was accepted into the UBC School of dentistry immediately following his BSC.

Dr. Kalirai enjoys playing tennis, working out, Tae-Kwon-Do, and spending quality time with his wife Lisa, and 2 daughters. He continues to be involved in Tae-Kwon-Do after receiving his black belt at age 16 and winning 2 gold medals in a row at the provincial and national levels.
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Fraser Point Dental

Address: 6325 Fraser Street #208, Vancouver, BC V5W 3A3, Canada

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: Closed