Crowns in South Calgary & Okotoks

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Crowns (or “caps”) are hollow artificial teeth placed over the top of damaged or decayed natural teeth to protect them. They are typically used to prevent future damage and be applied for cosmetic reasons by improving stained, cracked, or blemished teeth.

Crowns are built to last and should typically last 10 years or longer if you care for them properly. Brushing and flossing crowns should be done just like for your natural teeth. However, crowns are not as strong as natural teeth and can chip or break, so avoid biting down on hard objects or using your teeth to open things.

If you’re interested in fixing your smile with crowns, we’d love to help. Please contact our office to book an appointment!

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The Fitting Process

To be fitted with crowns, your natural teeth need to be filed down. When you’re first fitted for crowns, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown to ensure it sits properly and does not affect your bite. To do so, they’ll make an impression of your natural tooth to customize a temporary crown. If you’re fitted with a temporary crown, you’ll be sent home to give you time to adjust to it.

When you come in for your follow-up appointment, your dentist will cement it into place permanently. Temporary crowns are not made to withstand long-term wear due to being made of restorative material. If you wear a temporary crown for longer than intended, it can break and leave your natural tooth vulnerable to damage and infection.

Types of Crowns

Crowns can be made of several different materials that vary in strength, durability, and other factors. Your dentist will assess the tooth that needs a crown to recommend what type will be best. Often, the tooth’s location in your mouth will determine what kind of material or mix of materials will work best.

Metal Crowns

Metal crowns are made of gold and are generally very durable. They typically won’t chip or break and won’t wear down your natural teeth, but they are very noticeable due to their colour. If appearance is not a priority, metal crowns are one of the best choices.

Composite crowns are tooth-coloured, so they appear very natural. They are generally chip-resistant but can wear down more quickly from chewing. Also, brushing composite crowns with toothbrushes and toothpaste can remove the highly polished surface and make them more susceptible to stains.

Porcelain crowns are the most natural-looking choice but also the most brittle. They can chip very easily and are not usually placed on back teeth for this reason.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are much stronger than porcelain or composite crowns and look very natural. They do not chip easily and are generally very durable. However, if you have thin or receding gums, the metal may show depending on their design.

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Crowns are an excellent option to repair broken or damaged teeth, and they can revitalize your smile completely! If you’re interested in improving your oral health and would like to know more about crowns, please contact our office to book an appointment!

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