Porcelain Crowns


Have you ever been eating something and suddenly felt as if you’ve bitten down on a stone—only to discover that part of your tooth has broken off? durable and long lasting porcelain crowns at Metropolitan Dental

As we age, root canals, large fillings, extensive decay, and chipped or cracked enamel can weaken the structure of our teeth—making them more susceptible to breaking. When the surface of the tooth is compromised but the root system is still intact, a crown may be just what the dentist ordered.
Porcelain crowns are solid caps that fit over the visible surface of your tooth. They not only give it a new, natural-looking appearance that matches the colour of your existing teeth—but also make it stronger and more durable.

Being fitted for a crown usually takes two visits. On the first, the surface of the tooth is shaved down so the crown will fit over top. A filling may also be needed to bolster the original structure. A bite impression is then taken and sent to the manufacturing lab, and the patient is fitted with a temporary acrylic crown. This will be removed about two weeks later, when the porcelain crown is cemented in place.

Metropolitan Dental is also one of the few offices in Ottawa able to create porcelain crowns on its premises using CEREC 3D technology. This computer-assisted system designs and mills the tooth from a solid piece of porcelain, while you wait.

This eliminates the need for an impression or a temporary crown, as the permanent crown is made and fitted in the same appointment. The bottom line is that you end up with a fully functional, great-looking new tooth in a matter of minutes!


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  • Metropolitan Dental—Now Open

    To all of our valued patients of Metropolitan Dental:

    Hello everyone! This is coming to all of you with good news! We have finally received official approval to head back to work. We have been closed for almost three months. Needless to say we are all quite excited to head back to Metropolitan Dental and to once again see all of you for your dental needs.

    COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us, including the shut down of dentistry across the province. We understand that many of you have been forced to wait for your dental care and we deeply appreciate your understanding and patience while we were closed. Your health and well being continue to be our highest priority as we carefully prepare and update our practice procedures. Please be assured that we will be taking care of you, just as we will be taking care of our families and ourselves.

    We know that our capacity of getting back to work will not be 100% initially, but we will be working hard to see all of you. We have opened our doors as of June 8th. We ask, unless you are experiencing an emergency, please wait for us to call you, instead of you calling the office. This will help to make our job of scheduling and re-scheduling patients easier. If you would like to email us to schedule or update an appointment click here.

    There are some new protocols that have been put in place by the Minister of Health for your next dental appointment, so we will be emailing these out to you prior to your appointment. These new screening processes are important for everyone to follow, we thank you for your co-operation.

    Once again, we thank you for your trust and patronage over the decades. Please remember as businesses continue to re-open, the DENTAL office is one of the cleanest and most sterile places that you will encounter. We have been working hard to ensure that commitment to you.

    We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces again.


    Dr. Barton Walters, and Dr. Andrew Kaplan

    And the entire team at Metropolitan Dental

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