Dental Crowns are dental restorations that are more commonly referred to as “dental caps.” At Burgess Dental Clinic, as Downtown Calgary Dentists, we know that the goal of Dental Crowns is to restore the form and function of your teeth.
Dental Crowns can be made from various different materials. Some of those include all ceramic porcelain; Zirconia based porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, full cast metal and traditional gold. Based on numerous factors including aesthetics, positioning within your mouth, dental habits such as teeth grinding, and your personal preference, a full assessment by your Burgess Dental Dentist will be needed in order to determine which material is appropriate for your situation.
Some of the indicators for requiring a Dental Crown are:
- If you have a previously filled tooth and there now exists more filling than tooth. This results in the existing tooth structure becoming weakened and the tooth can no longer support the filling.
- If you have extensive damage, decay or tooth breakage.
- If you have discoloration and compromised tooth aesthetics.
- If you have fractures in your tooth.
- Have you had a Root Canal on the crown previously? After root canal therapy, teeth tend to become brittle and are more apt to fracture. These teeth need to be protected and strengthened by a replacement crown.
- Do you have a Dental Bridge? When missing teeth are replaced with a dental bridge, the adjacent teeth require crowns to support the replacement teeth. These Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure while improving the appearance of your teeth.
How Do We Make Your Dental Crown?
The impressions used to create your dental crown or bridge can be obtained using either molds of your teeth using impression materials or modern digital scanners. Modern digital scanners eliminates the need for using goopy impression material. The scanner creates a digital image of the prepared teeth, which is then sent to our dental laboratory, where your custom crown or bridge is created by a skilled professional lab technician.
So if you are interested in a long-term, cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing and durable restoration, a crown may be the best treatment option for you!