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Strengthen Your Teeth and Enhance Beauty with Dental Crowns in NW Calgary

 

Are you grappling with dental issues like root canal treatments, large fillings, or chipped teeth? At Northland Village Dental Centre, we specialize in restoring damaged or worn-down teeth with dental crowns. 

 

Dental crowns, also referred to as caps, are valuable in dentistry. These custom-fitted, hollow prosthetic teeth are designed to cover and safeguard damaged or decayed teeth, preventing further deterioration. Crafted to blend seamlessly with your natural or artificial teeth, dental crowns enhance the appearance and bolster functionality. 

 

Dental crowns can address many concerns. Whether you're dealing with discoloration, misalignment, or structural issues, dental crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes. 

 

Schedule an appointment at Northland Village Dental Centre in NW Calgary today. Let our expert team tailor a dental crown solution that suits your needs and restores your confidence. 

What Are Dental Crowns?

 

A dental crown is an artificial tooth cap used to restore the size and structure of a damaged tooth. The crown is glued to the damaged tooth, concealing the visible outside section and giving it a more natural appearance. Dental crowns are effective for teeth affected by an injury or extensive regions of decay and teeth with old metal fillings that have degraded the tooth structure. While dental crowns aren't suitable for everyone, they are a standard treatment for protecting your tooth from future damage and enhancing your natural smile.

The Procedure for Getting Dental Crowns

In most cases, a dental crown process necessitates two visits to the dentist. The dentist does any preparations for the tooth crown on the first visit. Our dentists can carefully guide you through the dental crown process. Before you go through it, you can get an idea of what to expect when you get your dental crowns at Northland Village Dental Centre in NW Calgary:

 

Examination 

The procedure begins with a complete examination of your teeth and oral health. Our dentists assess the condition of the affected tooth to determine if a dental crown is the most suitable solution.  

 

Impressions 

Accurate impressions of your teeth are crucial for crafting a crown that fits flawlessly. We use state-of-the-art techniques to capture detailed imprints of the prepared tooth and adjacent teeth.  

 

Manufacturing 

Once we proceed with a dental crown, we begin manufacturing. We use modern technology and top-quality materials to create crowns that blend effortlessly with natural teeth.  

 

Preparation 

Before the crown is placed, the tooth receiving the crown must be prepared. This involves shaping the tooth to create space for the crown to fit securely. Our dentists take precise measurements to ensure the crown aligns correctly with your bite and surrounding teeth. 

Dental Crowns Aftercare

 

Patients can consume whatever meals they want once the permanent dental crown has been set and the anesthetic effect is gone. However, in the first 24 hours after the surgery, to bond the crown to the underlying tooth, it's recommended to avoid sticky foods. Excellent dental hygiene should be practised regularly. You must be mindful that crowns, particularly around the gum line of the abutment tooth, are still prone to deterioration.

If properly maintained, dental crowns can last for a long term. Brushing and flossing twice daily helps remove plaque and keep teeth and gums healthy. Hard foods, such as sweets or ice, should not be chewed since they can chip or damage a crown, but as their comfort in the permanent dental crown grows, they can progressively consume these foods. Ensure you see your dentist regularly so crowns can be checked and cared for as needed. 

 

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When Do I Need  Dental Crowns? 

Dental crowns are used to treat a range of issues. They safeguard fragile teeth, restore the original shape of fractured teeth, prevent future cracking, and support teeth with large fillings. A crown holds a dental implant in place when a tooth is broken. This allows a natural-looking tooth to replace the space left by a missing tooth. Different dental crowns are frequently used to fix and retain a bridge in place when a patient requires one. Crowns can also cap a tooth with a root canal treatment. To enhance the natural appearance of your smile, a crown can also be applied over dark or discoloured teeth. 

 

You may need a dental crown:  

  • To protect your weak tooth from decaying or breaking. 

  • To restore your severely worn-down tooth. 

  • To support or cover a large tooth filling. 

  • To hold your dental bridge firmly in place. 

  • To cover severely discoloured teeth.

  • To cover a dental implant

  • To make a cosmetic modification. 

Types of Dental Crowns

 

Dental crowns are made from different materials. Our dentists can consult you with the most suitable dental crown based on oral health. Dental crowns come in the following materials: 

Porcelain Dental Crowns

These dental crowns look the most natural. However, they are more brittle than metal or composite dental crowns and may chip easily, so  they are not placed on your back teeth.

Metal Dental Crowns

They are made of gold and can last for an extended period since they do not chip or break easily. However, gold does not look natural, especially on the front teeth.

Composite Dental Crowns

They look natural and won’t chip easily, yet they wear down more quickly than other types of crowns from chewing. Tooth brushing tends to remove the highly polished surface of your composite crowns, staining them more easily.


Generally, dental crowns last for years when properly cared for through regular brushing and cleaning. Visit our dental clinic, and our team will help you determine which dental crowns are right for you. 

Dental Crowns | FAQs

Some common dental crown questions our patients are most concerned about are:

 

What Is The Purpose of a Dental Crown?

A crown's principal function is to cover or preserve a damaged tooth. Your dentist may recommend a dental crown to complete your treatment if you have had a root canal or a severe cavity. A crown may also be required as part of a dental bridge or with dental implants.

 

What Materials Do Crowns Contain?

Dental crowns can be made out of metals, ceramic, metal alloy, resin, or porcelain, depending on the type. 

 

Is It Possible to Get a Crown in Just One Visit?

It is possible to get a crown in one appointment. However, at least two dental visits are often required to ensure crowns' high quality and longevity. 

Is Getting a Dental Crown Painful?

Since your natural teeth are trimmed to fit crowns, it may seem like the process is painful, but that is not the case. During the process, your dentist will numb your mouth to ensure that you do not feel any pain or discomfort.

Do I Need Time to Recover After Getting a Dental Crown?

No, getting dental crowns does not include any surgical procedures. No pain or discomfort exists, so you can return to your normal routine without waiting for recovery. 

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

If you take good care of your porcelain crowns, they can last more than 20 years. Porcelain is a durable material considered as strong and hard as your natural enamel. The longevity of your dental crown depends on the care and maintenance you offer to them.

Will My Dental Crown Feel Normal Instantly?

It will take some time to adjust to how it feels, but it will start feeling normal in about 2-4 days. If you continue to feel discomfort, please visit your dentist. They will check for any issues and get them fixed on time. 

If you have any other questions about dental crowns, contact our team today. You can also visit our clinic for other dental services.

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If you have any inquiries about dental crowns, reach out to us ; our friendly staff will promptly assist you. Your dental health is our priority, and we look forward to serving you with professionalism and care.  

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