Despite our best intentions, sometimes our teeth become damaged to the point where fillings and other conservative treatments won’t work.
Dental crowns can save part of your natural tooth while restoring its function and appearance.
Learn how DentaCare Group can fix your smile in a single appointment with crowns made at our office in Downtown Edmonton, AB.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are a restorative treatment that covers the visible part of your tooth with a “cap” to restore the shape and function of your tooth. Many patients receive crowns after going through a root canal or when they need to repair a broken tooth. In some cases, patients may need a crown to act as an attaching point for a dental bridge. Crowns are made to look like your natural teeth and can also cover aesthetic issues like stains or chips.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Save your tooth
Our dentists will try to save your tooth if possible, but other treatments like fillings can only do so much. Traditional crowns offer a way to repair your tooth without extracting it.
Crowns are made to withstand the pressures of chewing and can restore the shape of your tooth so you can eat and speak naturally.
By covering the remainder of your natural tooth, dental crowns can protect the exposed area of the tooth from further damage.
Along with returning function, dental crowns can cover tooth discolorations and fix the shape of your tooth to create a better-looking smile.
We often combine dental crowns with other treatments like root canal therapy and implants to help restore our patients’ smiles.
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Questions About Dental Crowns?
We understand that dental crown treatment may sound daunting, especially for our patients who suffer from dental anxiety. Our dentists can walk you through the process of receiving a dental crown and whether it's the best treatment for your unique circumstances. While our dentists can go into more depth on the topic during a consultation, we encourage you to ask questions and voice your concerns at any time.
Request a consultation to discuss dental crown procedures or call our office in Downtown Edmonton at:
“Crowns are strong and generally last for about 10 years or longer if you take good care of them.”
Unlike traditional crowns that cover a tooth, implant-based crowns can restore missing teeth or replace a heavily damaged tooth that cannot be saved. These crowns attach to dental implants, titanium posts that act as artificial tooth roots.
Dental implants are the only restorative treatment to prevent jawbone deterioration, a natural result of missing teeth over an extended period of time. After the recovery period from the initial procedure, implant-based crowns tend to feel comfortable and secure like natural teeth.
However, patients must have healthy gums and jaws to receive this treatment. In some cases, patients may be able to receive a bone graft to become eligible for dental implant surgery.
Perks of Same-Day Crowns
Our practice in Downtown Edmonton uses CEREC® technology to deliver faster and more convenient crown treatments compared to traditional methods. CEREC allows us to craft crowns in our office on the day of your procedure.
The traditional method of crown fabrication outsources the creation of your crown to an external lab, which can take several weeks to craft and ship a crown. During this time, you’d need to wear a temporary crown, which requires additional care and changes in the way you floss. A temporary crown may even fall out in rare circumstances.
By using CEREC, we can skip the temporary crown step and cement your permanent crown in place in a single visit to our Edmonton office.
“Crowns are made from various types of materials. Depending on which tooth needs a crown, your dentist will suggest a material, or combination of materials, that is right for you.”
Porcelain Crowns A Stunning, Time-Tested Material
Porcelain is a popular material choice for crowns at our Edmonton practice. Porcelain features several beneficial properties for dental work, including:
Porcelain appears lifelike because it has translucent properties and reflects light in a way that closely resembles your natural teeth. We can also match its color to your surrounding teeth.
A Long Track Record
Ceramic materials like porcelain have a long history of use in dentistry (over 200 years), so we thoroughly understand the pros and cons of porcelain and how to get the most out of the material.
Some patients have metal allergies, which disqualifies them for several types of crowns. Porcelain crowns are a great alternative that does not trigger metal allergies and has a low risk of reacting with nearby tissue.
Traditional Crown Procedure Timeline
In some cases, patients may need to wait until they recover from other essential treatments before receiving a dental crown. For other procedures like root canals, your dentist may recommend placing the crown as soon as possible to protect the tooth. If you need more than one procedure, our friendly Edmonton staff will work with you to create a treatment schedule.
Ready to Restore Your Smile? Request a Consultation Today
Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky can restore the shape, function, and look of your smile using dental crowns. At a consultation, they can examine your oral health and determine whether porcelain crowns or other treatments are right for you. If crowns are the best option for your smile, our in-house CEREC system can mill a custom restoration in as little as an hour.
To request a consultation, contact us or call our office in Downtown Edmonton at:
"Crowns may not be as strong as your natural teeth. So like your natural teeth, remember not to bite down on hard objects or use your teeth to open or cut things."
What Kind of Maintenance Do Crowns Require?
For the most part, you should not have to make any significant changes to your lifestyle to take care of your new dental crown. Crown patients should practice good dental hygiene and floss daily. The biggest change involves avoiding very hard foods like ice or popcorn kernels, which may crack some crowns. Our dentists will also address any teeth grinding issues and may suggest wearing a mouth guard at night to protect your crown.
Features of Our Practice Environmentally Conscious
We believe in supporting the environment, which is why we use VistaClear filtration systems at our Downtown Edmonton location to keep dental runoff from entering the public water system. We are also open to suggestions for other ways we can protect the environment. We believe in supporting the environment, which is why we use VistaClear filtration systems at our Downtown Edmonton location to keep dental runoff from entering the public water system. We are also open to suggestions for other ways we can protect the environment.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy cleans out the infection from inside a tooth by removing some of the inner tissue and roots. After filling and sealing the tooth, there may not be enough tooth structure left for it to remain functional. Dental crowns can help restore the tooth's strength and durability.
These restorative posts replace the roots of your teeth and add extra support to your jawbone. A porcelain crown can attach to an implant for a very secure, natural-feeling restoration that replaces one tooth at a time.
Financing Your Dental Crowns
When dental crowns are considered medically necessary, insurance companies usually pay for a part of the cost depending on your specific plan. For those who don’t have insurance or patients who need a way to pay the remaining balance, we offer in-house financing. We also accept most major credit and debit cards.