Calgary dental practice offers restorative crown procedure
Dental crowns have long had an important place in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Our team of dental professionals at Living Wellness Dental Northland in Calgary are pleased to offer a complete range of holistic, biological, pediatric, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, including natural-looking dental crown procedure. Dr. James Redd believes in providing biocompatible materials and only the safest and most effective treatments and techniques.
Dental crowns, which were once referred to as dental “caps,” have been used restoratively for decades. Over the years, a typical crown might have been fabricated from gold or metal alloy material. As patients have become increasingly concerned about the preservation of a more natural appearance, new dental materials emerged. Today, a dental crown may still contain gold or even metal alloy, covered with a layer of porcelain, which is bonded to the metal subsurface for long lasting function and beauty.
Drs. Robertson and Redd are mindful of using biocompatible materials to restore and repair teeth. That’s why the majority of the crowns designed in our office are free of metals. Every patient is unique so we use materials specific for each patient.
A dental crown procedure is a highly-versatile treatment that meets many needs, including:
Teeth that are significantly worn down, discolored or have excessive wear and tear make the smile appear generally unhealthy. In some cases, we may enhance teeth by placing ultra-thin porcelain veneers on the visible surface. Depending on the problem or the tooth, a crown may also be considered as the most suitable form of enhancement.
Protection of natural tooth structure
Teeth can be compromised in a number of ways. A tooth may be chipped or broken during a sporting activity or teeth may become worn down due to grinding or clenching. When tooth structure has been altered, strength may not be sufficient to prevent further damage. Placing a crown over a fragile tooth can repair flaws while providing maximum strength.
Crowns and bridges go hand in hand because the bridge is often made up of two crowns and an artificial tooth. Today, crowns are also incorporated into dental implant treatment. In either situation, the crown plays an important role in the restoration of a lifelike appearance and chewing.
For a comprehensive consultation or to schedule an appointment, contact the friendly and knowledgeable team at Living Wellness Dental Northland today at (403) 800-0818.Back to Crowns and Bridges Page