Dental crowns are used to restore the cosmetic appearance and function of damaged, decayed or missing teeth or to strengthen a compromised or weakened tooth. Typically made of porcelain, gold alloy or a base metal alloy, a dental crown is applied directly over your tooth to provide much-needed support and protection. These are some of the most common reasons why our dentists at Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic recommend dental crowns for Calgary patients:
Getting dental crowns in Calgary typically requires two dental appointments. During the first visit, your dentist will examine your tooth to ensure it’s capable of supporting a dental crown. They may also begin filing your tooth down in preparation for the crown. If your tooth is severely damaged, it may need filled in in order to support the crown. We’ll make an impression of your teeth and gums, so that we can draw an exact design of your dental crown in our state-of-the-art lab. You’ll typically have a temporary crown in place at the end of the first visit. During your second visit, we’ll remove the temporary crown and replace it with the permanent one. Be aware that your mouth may take some time to get used to your new dental crown. However, in time, your dental crown should look, feel and function just like a regular tooth.
Using the highest quality products available, all dental services offered by Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic (including our prosthodontics services) are performed on-site. If you think you’d be a good candidate for dental crowns in Calgary, please feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation at your convenience. Dedicated to ensuring our patients receive the kind of personalized dental care they need, our staff would be more than happy to go over the details of the procedure with you in more depth, answering any questions and addressing any concerns you may have about it. We’ll explain how long the procedure is expected to take, the materials we’d recommend using to place your dental crown, about how long you can expect recovery from the procedure to take and anything else you should know to make your dental crown appointments a success.