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Calgary NE dental crowns and bridges: All the frequently asked questions answered

A dental crown or bridge, why do I need it?

Most people are familiar with dental crowns or bridges, because they’re one of the most popular procedures in dentistry, and for a good reason. Dental crowns and bridges can make your smile look completely natural and as good as new, but there’s a lot more to them than that.
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Dental crowns and bridges fit over injured, discoloured, or cracked teeth or fill the space resulted after dental extractions and protect the teeth from further injuries or damages helping also to the prevention of any toothaches or discomfort you may experience. 

This webpage will tell you everything you need to know about dental crowns and bridges, from what kind, how they’re made, to why they’re required. 

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We are a full-service family dental clinic in Calgary NE, providing everything from check-ups, cleanings, cosmetic, Invisalign, white fillings, crowns & bridges, extractions, root canals, and dental implants. For people with dental anxiety we have a revolutionary solution:  Our Solea Laser takes the drill, needle, noise and pains out of dental visits! Learn more about SOLEA

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What exactly is a dental crown?

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Crowns are used to restore both anterior and posterior teeth that have been broken or are at high risk of doing so due to large old fillings or fractures. Dental crowns, also called caps are indicated if a significant portion of the tooth is missing. Usually, extensive decay, injury or root canal therapy, are the reasons when a crown is recommended.

During your first visit, we will prepare your tooth structure and then take an impression of the prepared tooth. The next step is to make a temporary crown to place on the tooth, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to fabricate the crown.

At your next visit, we will try-in the crown to ensure a good fit and then cement the crown in place. When a tooth is compromised by decay or damage, we may suggest a crown, inlay, or onlay. These restorations, made in a lab from fine dental porcelain, will blend seamlessly with your teeth, return the strength that you need for comfortable oral function, and maintain your all-white smile. Our crowns will look and feel close to your real teeth!

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What exactly is a dental bridge?

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Dental bridges are fixed, or non-removable prosthesis constructed to replace one or more missing teeth. The teeth on both sides of the existing space are used to attach the bridge to restore functionality and esthetics. Materials used for this process are noble alloys, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal.

Bridges are recommended whenever at least one tooth is missing. A bridge is composed of abutments and pontics. Abutments are the supports for the bridge and consist of crowns placed on the teeth surrounding the empty space. The pontics are special crowns that span across the empty space and connect to the abutments. When teeth are prepared for a bridge, the abutments are prepared for crowns just as described in crowns. We will then take an impression of the prepared teeth, make a temporary bridge to place on the teeth to protect them and maintain their positions, and send the impression to a dental laboratory to fabricate the bridge. At your next visit, we will try-in the bridge to ensure a good fit and then cement the bridge in place. As with dental crowns, we will make your dental bridge look and feel ‘real’.


What materials are dental crowns or bridges made of?

Dental crowns or bridges are usually either made of noble alloys, or porcelain. There are many different types of porcelain crowns. Our dental team will determine which type is best suited for your particular need. As far as we know, porcelain is the most popular material for dental crowns and bridges because it looks and feels like natural teeth. This seems to be one of the most important factors for many people: Teeth that look and feel ‘Real’. We strive to make your new smile as real as possible! Need a crown or bridge right now? Consider dental crowns or bridges Calgary NE from Cornerstone Family Dental.

Why can’t I just have a filling instead of a dental crown?

Fillings are great for small cavities, but if left untreated, some cavities can hollow out your tooth. If your tooth is not stable at the root, and the “shell”  is unable to withstand normal use, then you will need a crown and filling. Simply put: A crown is needed if the cavity or damage is too large for a filling.



Will a dental crown or bridge match my original teeth?

At Cornerstone Family Dental, we have the technology to make sophisticated digital impressions and imaging of your teeth to ensure your dental crown or bridge is a perfect match. Often, placing a dental crown or bridge is considered part of cosmetic dentistry.
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Our team will always focus on making your crown / bridge look natural and real, fitting the rest of your teeth. We promise that when you look into the mirror to see the result, you won’t be disappointed!

How long will it take to get a dental crown or bridge?

If your tooth is a candidate for the Cerec One appointment crown , it will only take 1 appointment and will be made in office. Dental crown or bridge treatment will usually involve two separate appointments. During the first, we will assess your tooth/teeth, take measurements and impressions. In addition, we will prepare and shape your tooth/teeth for the new addition(s).

Usually, we will install a temporary crown until your permanent one has been finalized by our dental lab. Our treatment coordinator will schedule a final appointment before you leave our office. We are aware that at some dental clinics it is possible to get a crown in one day.

However, at Cornerstone Family Dental, we prefer the high quality and durability of the crowns created as a two-step process. Bottom line: We try to make our procedures as easy and fast as possible for you. Are you living in the Calgary NE area and need a dental crown or bridge? Make an appointment today!

How long will a dental crown or bridge last?

The lifespan of a dental crown or bridge strongly depends on the material it’s made off. Because the material of ceramic and porcelain crowns and bridges are getting better all the time, they are more natural looking and last longer. But they can last a lifetime with most lasting up to 20 years if taken care of properly. When something happens with your dental crown or bridge, contact our dental office and we’ll get it replaced for you. 

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Complete those at your leisure – this will save you time waiting in our office and give you time to carefully review our policies and procedures.

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Dr. Watson and the dentists at Cornerstone Family Dental are all General Dentists (unless specified). As general dentists, they provide cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental braces, and teeth whitening as part of their General Dentistry license. Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry are not specialties recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). As NE Calgary Family Dentists, they provide General Dental procedures for all ages within the family.

This site is machine-translated from English, and may have errors in translating the information from English to the language you have chosen. This translation service is provided to encourage communications between the reader and Cornerstone Family Dental and will not be perfect. There may be errors in the translation including missing or added words, or poor translation of a dental related term or concept. The best way to obtain complete information is to contact us directly. Your questions are welcome, please feel free to contact us. Services are provided in English.

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