Dental Crowns in Calgary, Alberta

When a tooth is either severely damaged, or otherwise discoloured or blemished in such a way as to be difficult to remedy through other methods, a dental crown may be an appropriate treatment option. A cosmetic dentist in Calgary can let you know if dental crowns are right for you.


In order to attach a dental crown, Shawnessy Dental, your Calgary dentist, will first need to prepare your tooth. This is usually done by removing a small layer of enamel to ensure that the crown will fit comfortably over the original tooth without looking disproportionate compared to the surrounding teeth.


Generally speaking, mounting a dental crown is a two-stage procedure. At the first appointment, your dentist will ensure that the tooth in question is solid and healthy enough to hold a crown in place (if it’s not, dental implants may be necessary). If your tooth is capable of supporting a crown, your dentist will then prepare your tooth, and place a temporary crown over it, to protect it until the final crown, which will be fabricated in a dental lab, is prepared to your unique specifications.


Dental crowns, or caps, can be used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. Crowns can be used to treat a wide variety of dental issues including removing stains, restoring decay, repairing cracks, and correcting minor imperfections. Compared to other dental restorations such as bonded fillings, porcelain inlays / onlays, crowns cover the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line. Once cemented into place, they become the new protective surface for your tooth.


There are a number of different types of dental crowns, including gold alloy, porcelain / ceramic, and even a mixture of these materials. Shawnessy Dental Centre will work with you to ensure that you choose the appropriate crown for your situation. Contact your Calgary Dentist at (403) 254-4278 or request an appointment online. Consultations are free!

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Last Updated On 2019-10-21