Dr. Nagra and Dr. Wasik are general dentists, not cosmetic dentist specialists. Cosmetic dentistry is not a term/specialty recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Dr. Nagra and Dr. Wasik provide cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implant crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening as part of their general dentist license.
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
At some point, many people in Calgary will require a dental crown to restore their teeth. A dental crown (commonly known as a cap) is a dental restoration that replaces the outer surface of your tooth with ceramic material and/or gold. It is commonly used to restore a tooth when it is too damaged to support a filling, inlay or onlay.
A dental crown will strengthen your tooth, improve its colour and restore it to an ideal shape to help your bite and smile!
When do teeth need a dental crown?
You may require a dental crown from our Calgary clinic to:
- Restore a broken or cracked tooth
- Restore an implant for a missing tooth
- Restore a worn down or discoloured tooth
- Replace a failing large filling or old crown
- Repair a large cavity
- Complete your root canal therapy
How is a dental crown made?
We will first anaesthetize your tooth and remove any decay and your old filling (if necessary). To prepare your tooth, we will place a new, strong, bonded core which will be shaped before taking a mould of the tooth. The mould is sent to a dental lab where a new custom-made dental crown is made within 1-2 weeks. In the meantime you will be fitted with a temporary crown.