Dental Crowns in Calgary, Alberta

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown or “dental cap” is a type of dental restoration which completely encircles a tooth or dental implant and is bonded to the tooth using dental cement. Dental crowns are used to rebuild broken or decayed teeth, to strengthen teeth, and to enhance the cosmetic appearance of teeth. At Beddington Dental, our staff will help explain crowns in depth and guide you to the best decision on the type of crown to suit your budget and the look you desire.

Types of Crowns

Depending on the location of the dental crown, our dentists can help pick the best crown for your needs. At Beddington Dental, we will suggest a material, or combination of materials listed below.

Gold Crowns offer unparalleled strength, they last a long time, and are less likely to chip or break. The gold alloy is moldable for a perfect fit, reducing your chance of “open margins.” An open margin is susceptible to decay due to food and bacteria getting trapped inside.

Porcelain-crowns-fused-to metal (PFM) They are arguably more aesthetically pleasing than a gold crown since they can match your natural tooth colour. However, your dentist will have to reduce more tooth structure to achieve a better fit than a gold crown. The metal underneath can still show through giving the tooth a grayish or dark look and not as natural.

Porcelain crowns look the most natural but are more brittle and prone to chipping. They are typically reserved for the front teeth.

Composite crowns are the cosmetic dentistry dream. There is no metal underneath and it can be matched to your teeth’s natural colour. They are not as strong as crowns containing metal. They tend to wear from chewing and may stain easily.

At Beddington Dental, we have a range of dentists in Calgary to help you with your dental crown needs. Contact us today to book an appointment and discuss your best options.

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