Dental Crowns

Restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth

Straighter

Crooked teeth can appear to be straightened

Whiter

Discolored teeth can be made to sparkle

Healthier

Cracked or broken teeth can be made whole again

Do you think your teeth are beyond repair? We can permanently repair crooked, discolored, or damaged teeth creating a functional bite and an improved smile.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Crowns are caps that cover your entire tooth. They look and function like real, healthy teeth.

These devices restore your tooth and can be made with various materials, including metal, porcelain, or esthetic resins.

Why Do People Get Dental Crowns?

Crowns are an extremely reliable technique for repairing major tooth damage:

  • Large Fillings

    If your tooth has a large filling, you might need a crown to fill in the damage and strengthen the remaining tooth structure.

  • Post-Root Canal Treatment

    After a root canal treatment, the remaining tooth structure is often weakened and brittle. A crown is used to protect it by covering the entire tooth.

  • Broken Cusps

    If your tooth has broken cusps, a crown can be moulded in the exact shape as your original tooth to restore it.

  • Worn Enamel

    Regular consumption of acidic foods and beverages wears out the enamel, necessitating a crown to reinforce the damaged tooth.

  • Dental Implants

    If you get a dental implant to replace an extracted tooth, a dental crown is attached to the implant to create a natural looking artificial tooth.

  • Malformed Teeth

    An option for malformed teeth, dental crowns can be a substitute for porcelain veneers.

How Long Do Crowns Last?

Crowns have a long life that can be affected by how well they're cared for. Naturally, their life will be shortened if you open packages with your teeth, chew on things like pencils and fingernails, or bite down on hard food, like candies.

For long lasting crowns, be sure to take care of the underlying tooth and gum, as well as the crown.

Types of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are typically made of porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two. The selection of material is determined by your aesthetic preferences, and the location of the affected teeth.

  • Metal Crowns

    Metal crowns don’t chip or break as they are made of gold. They wear gently against natural teeth.

  • Porcelain Crowns

    Also known as ceramic crowns, these are made to match the colour of your other teeth and they're very aesthetic in appearance. They are a good option for those with metal allergies. Although they're very strong they're more brittle and so they can chip.

  • Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns

    These are made of a metal foundation and covered with porcelain; they can be matched to the colour of the adjacent teeth. They can be a good pick for front and back teeth but can aggravate your gums if you have metal allergies.

What to Expect When Getting Crowns

  • Anesthetic

    You receive a local anesthetic to numb the tooth, so you have no discomfort.

  • Shaping

    Your dentist uses a dental bur to shape your tooth so there is room for the crown. They will then take an impression of the prepared tooth so the lab technician can build a custom shaped crown.

  • Temporary Protection

    A crown typically takes several days to fabricate so you receive a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it and preserve the space.

  • Installation

    When the permanent crown arrives, the temporary one is removed and the new crown is fixed to your tooth with special cement.

Care for Your Crowns

You can eat using the crown once the cement sets, about one hour. It’s normal to feel some sensitivity to hot and cold.

Brush your teeth twice a day and floss every day.

Avoid eating hard candies and sticky foods which can break the porcelain and/or unglue the crown.

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Restore the shape, size and strength of your teeth

We'll be happy to show you how crowns can help improve the health and appearance of your smile.

Plese contact us for an exam and consultation.

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4747 67 St
Red Deer, AB
T4N 6H3

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