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

A dental crown looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.

dental crown fabrication with CEREC

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.

We'd love to meet you!

New patients are always welcome!  Let's discuss your dental health together.

…or come in for a Meet & Greet first.