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!
A dental crown looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.
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 mold of the tooth. The mold is sent to a dental lab where a custom-made dental crown is made in about 1-2 weeks. In the meantime you will be fitted with a temporary crown.