All About Dental Crowns

Do you need a dental crown after your root canal? Are your worn teeth creating an uneven bite? You may benefit from dental crown treatment. Dental crowns are caps made of porcelain ceramic. They fully cover single teeth to improve the shade, shape, and strength. Dr. Shruti Chahal provides restorative dental treatment with dental crowns in her Calgary, AB dental office. She works with local dental laboratories to create custom-made dental crowns for each patient. Dental crowns are one of the most durable and versatile options for natural teeth and dental implants.

Dental Crowns in Calgary, Alberta

Q&A: Dental Crowns in Calgary, AB

Are you interested in knowing more about dental crowns? Read answers to these common questions many patients have about tooth crowns here:

What are the benefits of dental crowns?

Dental crowns are made of porcelain ceramic, a highly reflective material that appears like natural tooth enamel. Like metal and amalgam crowns, porcelain ceramic crowns provide durability to teeth. Tooth crowns not only treat natural teeth but can also cap off dental implants and other restorations. We can work with you to create custom crowns for a dental implant, dental bridge, or denture. Once dental crowns heal, they look and function like natural teeth. We can also color-match crowns to blend in with the smile.

Do tooth crowns damage natural teeth?

Although we prepare the teeth for dental crowns before treatment, this does not damage the natural teeth. To prepare the teeth for tooth crowns, we remove any signs of dental plaque or bacteria from the tooth. Then, we etch into the enamel to create the right surface for the crown. Slightly shaping the tooth’s surface ensures that the dental crown fits correctly.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns can last 15 to 30 years with proper dental care. To properly care for your dental crown or crowns, continue to brush and floss twice a day. Do not use abrasive whitening toothpaste as it can damage the crowns. Gently brush your crowns using a soft-bristled toothbrush. In addition, remember to schedule regular dental visits at Foothills Dentistry. Routine dental care and examinations are an important part of maintaining your tooth crowns.

Do I need a crown after a root canal?

Although not every patient will need a tooth crown after their root canal treatment, it can help protect weak teeth. Therefore, if you have a worn or weakened tooth, we can provide you with a dental crown. Sometimes a dental filling cannot be enough to support the tooth structure. Tooth crowns create an even bite and provide strength to the smile.

Schedule a Dental Consultation

Receive dental crown treatment today. Contact our office for a consultation. New patients of Foothills Dentistry may call Dr. Shruti Chahal at (587) 410-0821. Current patients can call (403) 203-0367. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Shruti Chahal on our website. Let us know if you have further questions for us and we will be glad to help you. Our team looks forward to seeing you at your next dental visit.