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Dental Crowns

Tooth decay, fractures, and missing teeth detract from your smile, cause discomfort, and negatively affect your dental health.

Dr. Alex Wong and Dr. Vanessa Lee can repair and enhance your teeth by using custom metal and porcelain dental crowns.

Learn more about the dental crowns available at Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam, BC...

Suspect a Dental Problem? Don't Delay Treatment!

There are several common symptoms that indicate tooth damage or an infection. Tooth pain, sensitivity to temperatures, and swelling of the gums are all signs you need to see the dentist. The sooner you make an appointment, the more likely we can resolve the problem with simple treatment like a root canal and dental crown.

On the other hand, putting off an appointment can cause the condition to get worse. Over time bacteria, decay, and infection will compromise the entire structure and may spread to surrounding teeth. Don't risk losing your tooth or needing extractions. You can schedule an appointment at Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam today to get the help you need. 


See How Teeth Are Prepared for Custom Dental Crowns

A dental crown covers a damaged tooth down to the gumline. When the dental crown is in place, it essentially caps the tooth. We remove a small amount of the remaining tooth enamel to ensure a comfortable yet optimal fit that contributes to chewing and other functions.


Dental Crown Materials Understanding Your Options


When you require a crown at our dentistry practice, we will take the time to discuss the treatment with you in detail. While Vitacare Dental Centre can use a wide variety of materials for custom restorations, our dentists prefer zirconia and IPS e.max®. Both materials are strong, and they closely resemble the appearance of your natural teeth. During your consultation at our Coquitlam, BC, practice, we will go over the benefits of the various different materials and help you make the best decision for your smile. 

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Porcelain dental crowns have numerous cosmetic and restorative benefits. Our dentists can discuss even more advantages of getting custom dental crowns during your consultation.

Preserve Your Natural Tooth

Crowns can be an alternative to tooth extraction. Instead of removing a damaged tooth, our dentists can cover it with a permanent crown, which is both better for your dental health and more affordable than implant dentistry.

Long-Lasting Results

If you practice good oral hygiene and regularly visit our office in Coquitlam, BC, for checkups, a single permanent crown can protect a tooth for up to 15 years.

Resembles Natural Tooth Structure

Today's dental crowns use lifelike porcelain that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Even temporary crowns from our practice look realistic, which speaks to the great craft and care of modern dentistry.

Vitacare office interior with a clean modern designWant to Learn More About Dental Crowns? Contact Vitacare Dental Centre

Tooth fractures and decay can have a negative effect on your dental health and general wellness. Thanks to custom dental crowns, you can move past these issues and experience a smile that is complete, functional, comfortable, and attractive.

During your consultation at Vitacare Dental Centre, we will assess your oral health and determine the ideal treatment for your needs. We can also answer any questions you may have about pricing, insurance, and financing so you can make confident and informed decisions about your treatment options.

To speak with skilled dentists about dental crowns, contact our practice. You can also reach Vitacare Dental Centre by phone.

Call Our Dentists: (778) 355-3535

We personalize treatment plans and carefully explain your options so you feel confident that you have all the information you need to make an informed choice.

Skilled and Caring Dentists Committed to the People of Coquitlam, BC


Mariana Moraes


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This clinic has excellence in customer service from the reception to the dentists! I had a dental extraction and cleaning service done with the maximum care and kindness I have ever received from a dentist in my life. Everyone who considere going there will be amazed with this team!

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Charlotte Oakley


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Amazing experience, the staff here are very friendly and understanding. Painless anaesthetic, quick and clean work. I have severe claustrophobia and they took their time to accommodate my needs to make me feel comfortable. Beautiful decor, sanitary environment and the most up to date brand new equipment. Will never go anywhere else. Thank you

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The Dental Crown Procedure

Crowns are used to address a variety of dental problems.

Let's go through the dental crown treatment process step by step:

Crowns are used to address a variety of dental problems.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation at our Coquitlam, BC, dental office, we will examine your teeth and discuss your dental health issues to determine if a crown or another solution is right for you. We can discuss the use of porcelain, e.max, zirconia, gold, and other kinds of materials that may be suitable for your needs.

Prepping and Impressions

Next, we will prep the tooth. This involves the removal of compromised tissue and reshaping of the tooth to accommodate the crown. With the tooth prepped, we then take an impression. We can take traditional or digital impressions based on your needs.

Placing a Temporary Crown

It takes a week to two weeks for the off-site dental lab to create a custom dental crown. During this time, you will wear a temporary crown. 

Creating the Custom Restoration

Vitacare Dental Centre partners with a trusted dental lab. Using the impressions and additional notes provided, the lab technicians will craft a custom dental crown using the material of your choice.

Placing the Completed Crown

Once the final dental crown arrives, you will return to Vitacare Dental Centre for placement. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the fit and quality of the permanent restoration. After making any final adjustments, the crown is cemented onto your tooth with a special, long-lasting dental cement. 

Implant-Supported Dental Crowns for Single-Tooth Replacement in Coquitlam

In the past, a dental bridge was the primary option for single-tooth replacement. Rather than relying on a traditional dental bridge, patients can now get a dental implant that is capped by a single dental crown.

Unmatched Stability

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into the jaw bone. After the implant fuses with the bone structure (a process known as osseointegration), it provides an unparalleled level of stability, comparable to natural tooth roots. Biting, chewing, speaking, and other normal activities can be performed with ease thanks to the strength of dental implants.

Realistic Appearance

The single-tooth restoration will be crafted to closely resemble your surrounding natural teeth. Whether we use porcelain, e.max, zirconia, or another material, our goal is to ensure your smile looks great and that you experience restored oral function.

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Is Service Important to You?

Then Schedule Treatment At Vitacare Dental Centre

At Vitacare Dental Centre, we put patients' needs first. Whatever we can do to make you more comfortable and make your experience more convenient, please just ask.

Our patients are overwhelmingly satisfied with our service, leaving us dozens of glowing reviews and recommending us to their family and friends.

If you are looking for personalized care from dedicated professionals then you have come to the right place. See for yourself by scheduling a consultation at our Coquitlam practice today. You can reach us online, or by calling:

(778) 355-3535

5-Star Dentistry Our Coquitlam Dentists Care About You


Nusrat Al-Sayeh


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I had such an amazing experience at Vita care dental. The staff were Extremely nice from the receptionist Ava, manager Vessi, hygienist Marisa and Dr Wong. I would highly recommend everyone to come here. Best dental experience I’ve had in a very long time time. Thank you to everyone at Vita Care.

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Dimitar Draganov


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Transferred from another dental clinic, I am very happy! Front staff were amazingly friendly, office is modern and booking an appointment was easy. My teeth never felt so clean, Marisa the dental hygienist did an amazing work, great experience. Looking forward to my next appointment.

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Don't Be Nervous About Getting a Crown

We Ensure Your Total Comfort

Despite common misconceptions, getting a dental crown is no more painful than getting a filling. It is a minor procedure that is relatively comfortable with the help of local anesthesia.

Nevertheless, we understand that some patients experience higher levels of sensitivity and discomfort than others. That is why we offer sedation dentistry. Sedation is administered prior to a dental procedure to induce a state of relaxation and mild drowsiness. It is designed to help patients overcome anxiety, low pain tolerance, and other obstacles that cause them to avoid the dentist.

If you believe sedation can help you feel more comfortable please ask about your options during your consultation at our Coquitlam practice. 

Dental Crown FAQ

How long do dental crowns last?

The lifespan of a dental crown can vary from patient to patient. Since our crowns are made with the highest quality materials and technologies, they often last a decade or even longer. Nevertheless,  you must care for your teeth properly to ensure your restoration lasts as long as possible. 

Can you whiten a dental crown?

Porcelain, IPS e.max, and other natural-looking materials we use to make crowns cannot be altered in color after they are made. On the upside, these materials are less porous than tooth enamel, making your crown resistant to stains and discoloration. However, if are unhappy with the current shade of your teeth, it is important to undergo whitening treatment prior to getting your crown to ensure the proper color consistency. Our Coquitlam practice can whiten your teeth and color-match your crown to create a beautiful, brighter smile.

Are there any alternatives to getting a dental crown?

The type of restorative procedure needed to repair a tooth all depends on the extent of the damage. While minor cavities and cosmetic flaws can be treated with less invasive alternatives, we usually only recommend a crown when these are no longer an option. In these cases, there is really no better alternative to a dental crown. 

Can dental crowns get cavities?

It is not possible for your crown itself to get a cavity. However, the underlying tooth is still susceptible to decay and infection. This can occur when bacteria accumulate around the tooth and spread underneath the edges of your restoration. You can prevent this by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing with extra care around your crowned tooth.

To make treatment as convenient as possible,
we offer flexible scheduling options, including late night and weekend appointments.
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Vitacare Dental Centre

At Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam, we are proud to offer personalized dental treatments in a warm, welcoming environment. Drs. Alex Wong and Vanessa Lee use modern techniques and the latest technology to improve the health and appearance of your smile. We are proudly affiliated with several prestigious organizations including:

  • Canadian Dental Association
  • British Columbia Dental Association
  • College of Dental Surgeons of BC
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (778) 355-3535 today.

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