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Dental crowns are the best and strongest solution for restoring teeth which have been damaged due to significant decay or wear, where the tooth has suffered dental trauma, or where the tooth requires replacement due to a large, failing restoration. Dental crowns can and are often also used for purely cosmetic dentistry reasons to improve the aesthetics of the tooth by changing the tooth’s size, colour, positioning or even shape. A dental crown can be made of various materials and covers your entire tooth to restore both its natural beauty and function.
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What To Know About Dental Crowns
A dental crown is often your best choice when your tooth has suffered significant damage through wear, decay or dental trauma. The crown will cover your entire tooth to restore both the natural beauty and function of your tooth.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that covers your entire tooth. A dental crown restores the tooth to its optimal shape, size and colour so that it look, feels and functions just like a natural tooth.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
A dental crown has many benefits, including:
they create a very natural and attractive appearance
they are very strong
they resist staining
they improve the health, function and aesthetics of your smile including the shape, colour and size of your teeth
Why are dental crowns placed?
Dental crowns are used to restore the function of a tooth and improve the aesthetics of a smile. Dental crowns are often recommended in the following circumstances:
to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or teeth, including its colour, shape or to improve the overall harmony of a smile.
where there is a gap between teeth
in conjunction with a dental implant
where a tooth is damaged, discoloured, chipped, cracked or has excessive wear
where a tooth has insufficient tooth structure to restore with filling material
where the tooth has had root canal treatment
where teeth are crooked or misaligned
How long do dental crowns last?
A dental crown can last ten or more years provided they are properly cared for and are not subjected to any trauma or unusual wear such as from teeth grinding or clenching. Just like your natural teeth, however, dental crowns are subject to normal wear and tear.
What are dental crowns made of?
A dental crown can be made of a variety of materials including porcelain, gold or metal. Which material used is a combination of your preference and suitability for the restoration in question.
If you’re interested in finding out more about dental crowns and how they can improve the health, function and aesthetics of your smile, call us today for your appointment with our Calgary dentist, Dr. Dirk Thompson. Our modern and inviting dental clinic is located in the heart of beautiful Kensington / Hillhurst / Sunnyside in NW Calgary. Visit us today!
What Are the Steps For Placing a Dental Crown?
Your crown consultation appointment.
The first step towards the smile of your dreams is making your appointment for your personalized cosmetic dentistry consultation with our experienced Calgary cosmetic dentist, Dr. Dirk Thompson. Whether you’re looking for one or more dental crowns, at this appointment, Dr. Dirk Thompson will consider many factors to ensure your cosmetic dental treatment meets your expectations and gives you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Part of the dental crown consultation process will include a review of all of the risks and benefits of the placement of dental crowns. The process of placing dental crowns will be thoroughly explained to you by our Calgary dentist. As always, your questions will be welcomed and encouraged.
At your dental crown consultation appointment, our Calgary dentist will also thoroughly review the aesthetics that you wish to achieve with your dental crowns and will consider the following:
the desired shape of your new crowns
the desired colour of your new crowns
the desired size of your new crowns
the shape of your face
the space available in your mouth
the condition of your current tooth/teeth to be restored
the curvature of your lips
the contour of your gumline
the overall aesthetic you desire
After considering all of these factors, our Calgary dentist will formulate a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that takes into consideration your aesthetic goals, functional needs, timeline and budget.
Your crown preparation appointment.
At your second dental visit, our Calgary dentist will prepare your tooth for its dental crown by reducing the tooth structure so the crown can be placed over top of it. At this visit, our Calgary dentist will review with you the desired colour, shape and overall aesthetic you wish to achieve with your new dental crown(s).
Once the preparation process is complete, a precise dental impression will be taken from which your new dental crown will be made. Our meticulous Calgary dentist will then work closely with a trusted dental lab to ensure your dental crown is beautifully fabricated so it appears and functions just like a natural tooth in colour, shape and position.
Before you leave your crown preparation visit at our Calgary dental office, you will be fitted with a temporary crown. The temporary crown covers the prepared tooth while your permanent dental crown is being fabricated.
Your crown insertion
At your third dental visit, your temporary crown will be removed and your new permanent crown will be cemented onto your prepared tooth. Before you leave, your bite will be checked to ensure both a perfect fit and function and instructions for follow-up care and maintenance will be provided.
Now you’re ready to show off your smile!
Things To Think About
this is a permanent step
The placement of a dental crown involves irreversible modification to and reduction of the tooth structure by our Calgary dentist to accommodate the placement of the dental crown. Ask our Calgary dentist for more information about the risks and benefits of placing dental crowns.
know your coverage
Insurance coverage for the placement of dental crowns varies from plan to plan. We encourage you to request that our dental team pre-determine your dental coverage so that you are aware of how much your dental insurer will cover prior to your dental treatment.
Crown After Care
Your dental crowns require care after placement just like your natural teeth. Following a consistent home oral care routine, including brushing and flossing twice per day, is essential, as are regular visits with our Calgary dentist and dental hygiene team.