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.

Request a consultation to learn more about the dental crowns available at Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam, BC.

How Dental Crowns Work


A dental crown is a custom-made tooth-shaped cap. It's used to cover up a tooth that has been severely damaged or decayed. Crowns are recommended when inlays, onlays, and traditional fillings are not viable options to restore a tooth.

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.

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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 dental 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.

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. 


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


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Why Visit Vitacare Dental Centre for Dental Crowns

Here's why you should visit our practice in Coquitlam for your crowns.

Experience and Trust

Dr. Alex Wong and Dr. Vanessa Lee have strong reputations as dentists who help patients feel empowered and at ease during every visit.

Patient-Centered Care

We personalize treatment plans and explain your options so you can make an informed choice. We also make treatment convenient, with late-night and weekend appointments and insurance assistance.

Multilingual Staff

The staff at Vitacare Dental Centre can serve different members of our diverse community. In addition to English, our team can speak Cantonese, Bulgarian, Polish, Farsi, Korean, and Vietnamese

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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 our dental practice can use many different types 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, clini, we will go over the benefits of the various materials and help you make the best decision for your smile. 

a woman smiles as she calmly waits in the dentists chairWant 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 our dental practice by phone.

Call Our Dentists: (778) 355-3535

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"Just had my crown done at Vitacare Dental Centre. Dr. Vanessa Lee and Ellie are very professional, gentle, and care. This is the best dental experience for me." Victoria Chan

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, optimal fit.

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 our office 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.

Don't Be Nervous About Getting a Crown We Ensure Your Total Comfort

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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 before 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. 

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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

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I hate going to the dentist and have extreme anxiety. I’ve had no luck with dentists since I moved to canada. Dr. Wong and his staff take really good care of me and my husband and are true professionals ! Highly recommend!

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How Long Will My
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.

Dental Crown Replacement

The replacement process is similar to the initial crown procedure.

The old crown must be removed first. Your dentist will then examine the underlying tooth structure that's been capped and do any additional prep work as needed.

A new impression will be taken of the tooth structure to create the new dental crown. Even if no underlying tooth structure is altered, we'll still take this impression just to ensure the best possible comfort and stability for the new custom restoration.

Once the replacement crown is crafted, you'll return to our Coquitlam dental office to have the permanent crown placed. We'll take special care to ensure comfort and fit before your dental appointment is done.


Do Your Crowns Need a Check-Up? We're Here to Help Your New Smile Last

Whether you need a routine dental exam or you're due for a new dental crown, you can count on Dr. Alex Wong and Dr. Vanessa Lee. Our entire team is proud to offer comprehensive cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatment for a wide variety of dental problems.

To request an appointment or to discuss our various dental services, contact Vitacare Dental Centre today.


You're Always Welcome at Our Office Giving Coquitlam Plenty of Reasons to Smile

"Not only is Vitacare walking distance from my home, they have some of the kindest staff working there. All the front desk staff are friendly and helpful, as well as the dental care team who ensure you're as comfortable as can be.

"Thank you to the entire team for always being warm, professional, and accommodating!"
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Dental Crown FAQ

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 you are unhappy with the current shade of your teeth, it is important to undergo teeth whitening, a popular cosmetic dentistry 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.

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.

What should I do if my crown is damaged or falls off?

Accidents can happen, and they can affect the structure or stability of a dental crown. If your crown is damaged or comes loose, be sure to contact our Coquitlam dental practice. We can attempt to reattach the loose crown or place a temporary fix while we work on a replacement crown.

Can I still get Invisalign if I have a crown?

Yes, you can still undergo Invisalign® clear aligner treatment if you have a dental crown or multiple crowns. The aligners will still be able to gradually improve the position of your teeth regardless of your dental restorations.

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Dr. Wong has done a fantastic job of taking care of my many dental needs since He opened his office in 2017. The front staff are always polite and helpful. Today I had a checkup and cleaning and Esther the hygienist did a lovely job.

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Coquitlam, BC


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Vitacare Dental Care has the best supporting staff. Always kind, professional and patient. In my honest opinion the best dental office I've been too to this day - I wouldn't head anywhere else and would highly recommend going here.

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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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