Do you feel self-conscious when you smile? Are any of your teeth discoloured or misshapen? Or have you recently broken or cracked a tooth? The aesthetic appearance of your teeth can be compromised by genetics, an accident, or weak enamel. If you find that your teeth are holding you back, speak with your dentist at Red Deer’s Parkland Mall Dental Centre, and ask about dental crowns. Not only can they help restore a healthy-looking smile, but can also improve the overall strength and structure of your mouth.
Crowns are prosthetic devices (or caps) that are similar to real, healthy teeth. These devices cover existing teeth in order to protect cracked, decayed, misshapen, or otherwise damaged dental surfaces.
There are several situations which require a tooth restoration with a dental crown. Some common reasons that we see patients in our clinic for crowns are:
Dental crowns are typically made of porcelain, ceramic or metal. The selection of material is generally determined by your aesthetic preferences and the location of the tooth or teeth.
Speak with your dentist to discuss which material is best for you.
During the first appointment, your dentist will evaluate and determine which teeth (if any) can benefit from crowns. After a decision is made to crown a tooth or teeth:
Post-Procedure Care for Crowns
It is normal for patients to experience some sensitivity post-dental crown treatment. Some post-procedure effects that you might experience during the recovery period are:
Dental crowns can help you enhance your smile and boost your self-esteem. Nothing is more spectacular than a confident smile! You can make them last if you follow the long-term care steps:
Use toothpaste for sensitive teeth if you experience sensitivity to cold foods.
You must brush your teeth twice a day and floss every day.
You must avoid eating certain food items such as hard candies and sticky foods which can break the porcelain and/or unglue the crown.
Contact Parkland Mall Dental Centre - EXTENDED HOURS AVAILABLE!
We follow the Alberta Dental Fee guide for all our procedures. To learn more, have a look at our FAQs. Our dental clinic is conveniently located at the Parkland Mall, with extended office hours and ample parking! We are also open from 9am-5pm on Saturdays and offer extended evening hours until 9 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday.
For more information concerning dental crowns in Red Deer, or to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, call us at 403-342-1118 or submit our online form.