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Your NW Calgary Choice for
Dental Crowns!

If a tooth is chipped, cracked, or broken past a certain point, a dental crown might need to be placed over the tooth. This is in order to prevent further damage from occurring. Toothville Family Dentistry is pleased to offer dental crowns.

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What is a
Dental Crown?

Dental Crowns are dental restorations that are more commonly known as “caps”. These restorations are quite extensive in that they cover all tooth surfaces.

Dental Crowns may be the ideal treatment option when previous fillings have broken, fractured or chipped surfaces are noted, or tooth sensitivity is involved. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are malformed, malpositioned or discoloured.

Why do I need a Crown?

The most common reason for a crown is to provide strength, where a filling cannot (because the filling is too large and likely to chip, break, or leak). Other reasons include:

  • A previously filled tooth where there now exists more filling than tooth. The existing tooth structure becomes weakened and can no longer support the filling.
  • Extensive damage by decay or breakage.
  • Discolorations and compromised esthetics.
  • Tooth Fractures
  • Root canal – After root canal therapy, teeth tend to become brittle and are more apt to fracture. These teeth need to be protected and strengthened by a crown.
  • Bridges – When missing teeth are replaced with a bridge, the adjacent teeth require crowns in order to support the replacement teeth. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your teeth.
  • Cosmetic smile enhancement
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What is the Process of
getting a Dental Crown?

Dental Crowns can be made from various materials, which include porcelain, Zirconia based porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and full-cast metal. Based on numerous factors including esthetics, position within the mouth, habits such as grinding, and your personal preference, a full assessment will be needed to determine which material is appropriate for you.

At the first appointment, we will prepare your tooth by making it small enough for the crown to fit over it. Next, we will take a digital scan of the tooth so that the crown fits between the teeth on either side. We want to basically ensure that the crown is the same size and shape as the one being capped. At the end of your first visit, we will attach a temporary crown to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready.

At the second visit, we cement the permanent crown into place, making sure that it feels comfortable and has good contact with your existing teeth so your bite is correct. The procedure is now complete!

Your crown should last with care for many years. With good oral hygiene and routine dental examinations and regular teeth cleanings, your new crown may last a lifetime!

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call Toothville Family Dentistry
at (587) 755-6688 to set up a dental crown appointment today!