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Calgary, AB
403-226-4788

Crowns Can Help Keep Your Mouth Functioning Properly

Each of your teeth depends on the others to help you eat and speak. So when one or more of your teeth is damaged, the health of the others may be threatened. If you are having problems with one or more of your teeth, a crown may help restore your mouth to its normal function.

Book an appointment today and ask our dentists about crowns.

All of our services are performed by general dentists.

What is a Crown?

A crown (often called a cap) is an artificial cover placed on an individual tooth to restore a decayed or damaged tooth to its normal shape and size.

Crowns are often necessary when a tooth no longer has the sufficient structure to support a filling. Crowns can also protect cracked and broken teeth or change the shape of a tooth to correct bite and cosmetic problems.

How Does the Procedure Work?

Fitting a crown is a two-step procedure. During your first visit, you will be given anesthesia before your dentist prepares and reshapes your tooth by removing enamel and dentin to allow room for the crown. Then an impression is made of the prepared tooth, the surrounding teeth, and the opposing teeth. Before you leave the office, your dentist makes and applies a temporary crown to protect the prepared tooth between visits.

At you second visit, your dentist removes the temporary crown and fits the permanent crown onto your tooth, making sure it restores your tooth to its proper shape, look, and comfort level. If necessary, your dentist may have to adjust the crown by modifying the shape. Once the fit is correct, the dentist applies cements, securing the crown to your tooth. If the crown needs further changes, additional visits may be necessary.

Living With Crowns

How to Care for Your Crowns

Crowns are designed to look and feel like real teeth. As with your original smile, care must be taken to avoid tooth fractures. Good oral hygiene may help your crown last longer. It is recommended that you:

  • Brush and floss around your crowned tooth thoroughly to remove decay-causing bacteria
  • See your dentist regularly to help prolong the life of your crown
  • Ask your dentist about special cleaning aids
  • Some crowns can fracture
  • Crowns are not permanent and may need to be replaced after 5 to 15 years
  • If tissue shrinkage occurs, it can expose the junction between the tooth and crown, allowing for the possibility of the crown becoming more noticeable
  • Crowns may not give the best aesthetic result for people with serious bite or gum problems

Offering General Dentistry to Northwest Calgary

We would love to meet you and your family. Visit us on Patella Boulevard NW, just off Panatella Street.

Address

Panatella Dental
650, 1110 Panatella Blvd. NW
Calgary, AB, T3K 0S6

Contact Number

Phone: 403-226-4788
Fax: 403-226-4791
Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed