Dental Crowns In Calgary

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What Is A Dental Crown?

A dental crown (also known as a tooth crown) is a sort of dental cap that is made to cover the top of your tooth. A dental crown is meant to restore your tooth’s normal size, shape, and function. Sometimes a dental crown is also used to strengthen a tooth that has undergone a root canal or large filling to avoid future damage.

What can a dental crown fix?

Dental crowns are an economic and helpful dental option to treat a number of different dental problems including:
  • As part of a cosmetic dentistry procedure to restore the alignment and appearance of your teeth
  • As a finishing touch for dental implants
  • When a tooth has a large section removed because of cavities and replaced with fillings
  • As a cap to cover teeth that are badly discoloured or misshapen
  • As support for a dental bridge
  • When the tooth is badly damaged or broken in two and needs a cap to hold it together

We offer various options for crown materials, such as:

  1. Porcelain or ceramic
  2. Gold
  3. Composite resin

The choice of dental crown material used will depend on your condition, different dental needs, or goals. Porcelain is the most popular material for dental crowns because it can blend easily to look like your natural teeth. Porcelain and ceramic is also a good option if you have any allergies to different types of metal.

Dental Crown Process

Dental crowns typically involve a process of covering all cusps of your tooth or the majority of the tooth surface. Our dental crown procedure will depend on the number of dental crowns you need, overall cosmetic goals, and function. Our dental crown process can be done in as little as two visits:

Preparation Appointment

Our local dentist will start with a preparation appointment. During the preparation appointment, our local dentist will number your tooth (or teeth if multiple crowns are needed), then shape it to fit a crown properly.

At this same appointment, you’ll be fitted with a temporary crown that you will wear for the next two weeks while your crown is being made.

Insertion Appointment

During your second dental crown appointment, the temporary dental crowns are removed and the crown is then permanently cemented to your tooth (or teeth if multiple crowns were needed).

Caring For Your Dental Crown

Dental crowns are strong, durable, and if taken care of properly, should last you a very long time. In addition to following proper dental hygiene habits like brushing and flossing your teeth twice per day, we recommend the following maintenance tips to ensure you're taking good care of your dental crown(s):
  • Visit the dentist on a regular basis to ensure you’re catching any dental problems early
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects such as ice, plastic pens, fingernails, etc.
  • Getting a custom mouth guard if you play high contact sports to avoid any damage as a result of facial trauma
  • Getting a night guard if you grind or clench at night

Restore your teeth back to their optimal strength.

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FAQs

A dental crown will need to be replaced when:

  • there is decay underneath it
  • It has been damaged, chipped, or cracked
  • The colour doesn’t match the shade of the surrounding teeth anymore

The best defence against damage and decay is to practice proper dental hygiene.

Dental crowns start at [insert price here] and the cost is the same whether it’s on the front or back teeth.

A dental crown can last up to 10 years if taken care of properly with good dental hygiene habits. However, there are many reasons why a crown may fail such as incorrect placement or unexpected force or stress.

Yes, if damaged a dental crown does have the ability to fall out. If this happens, please contact our clinic right away!

About The Caring Dentists of Macleod Trail Dental

Our dentists use their expertise in general and cosmetic dentistry to provide the best, most caring care possible. They love answering dental questions and finding the right solutions for all of our patients. If you need a new dentist in SW Calgary that you can trust, Macleod Trail Dental is here to help!

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