Dental Crowns in New Westminster
Sometimes referred to as “dental caps,” Belmont Dental Centre uses crowns to improve the appearance and health of your smile. If you’re suffering from teeth that are chipped, discoloured, decayed or damaged, consider crowning those teeth to get them strong and beautiful again.
So what’s the difference between a crown, filling , dental inlay or onlay?
Crowns cover the entire tooth from the gum line up—so in essence, a crown becomes your new tooth surface because it completely envelopes it. On the other hand, fillings, inlays, and onlays only cover or fill a portion of the tooth, so your natural tooth surface is still visible.
One similarity that crowns and fillings do have is that they are often created from similar materials like porcelain, ceramic, or even gold alloy.
Not sure which material makes the most sense for your crown? Ask us at Belmont Dental Centre to learn more about your dental crown options.