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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.

Dental Crown | Toothville Family Dentistry | NW Calgary | General Dentist

What is a
Dental Crown?

Dental Crowns, or “caps” as they are often called, are custom-made permanent covers for weak or damaged teeth that have had a root canal (leaving very little tooth structure), cracked or weakened teeth, or teeth that are so decayed that a regular filling isn’t sufficient. The dental crown protects and covers the tooth, and restores its shape, size, and strength.

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:

  • Protecting a weak tooth from breaking or to keep the weak tooth together if parts of it are cracked
  • Restore a broken tooth or a severely worn down tooth
  • Cover and support the tooth with a large filling and not much tooth remaining
  • Cover a misshapen or severely discoloured tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a tooth that’s been treated with a root canal
  • Cosmetic enhancement

What is the Process of
getting a Dental Crown?

Generally, we use a porcelain material to make the crown because it blends best with your other teeth. It takes two appointments to fit a crown.

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

At the second visit, we cement the permanent crown and make sure that it feels comfortable and natural and that your bite is correct. That is it!

Your crown should last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene and routine dental examinations and cleanings.

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