Like cars, furniture, and your jeans - everything (including your teeth) wears out. Dental crowns to the rescue! We can perfectly restore any tooth. You won't be able to tell the difference. Nosehill Dental, your dental crowns dentist in Calgary NW.
Dental crowns may be necessary to replace broken down old fillings as well as fractured, chipped or sensitive teeth. Dental crowns Calgary NW are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that may be malformed, malpositioned or have become discoloured.
Dental crowns are made of natural-looking porcelain and are used to help improve your overall smile or to blend in with your own set of teeth. Sometimes, an underlying metal shell may be used under the porcelain if additional strength is necessary.
If you have any of the following, your cosmetic dentist may suggest a crown:
Dental crowns Calgary NW can be made from different materials which include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, and the all-metal crown. You and your dentist can work to decide which type may be appropriate, depending upon the strength requirements and aesthetic concerns of the tooth involved.
Nosehill Dental ensures that each individual has access to dental solutions tailored to their specific needs, without exceptions. All our patients are treated equally and are encouraged to ask questions, seek clarification, and take an active role in their own dental care plan, in order to achieve oral health for life.
The life span of dental crowns can greatly vary. On average, crowns can and should last at least 10 to 15 years. The following factors can largely contribute to how long your dental crown can go before needing to be replaced.
The type of material your crown is made of can determine the strength, durability and longevity.
Gold crowns or crowns made of another metal alloy typically last the longest and can withstand high-exertion chewing and biting. They often last well beyond 10 years.
All-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns have a nice natural look and can live a long, strong life like their gold counterparts.
All-resin crowns are a great, less-expensive alternative to the types of crowns noted above. With that said, they are less likely to last as long and are more prone to breaking.
Having crowns doesn't exempt you from brushing for at least 2 minutes a day and flossing at least once a day!
Use a Canadian Dental Association (CDA) approved toothbrush and tooth paste and follow your dentists recommendations.
Regular cleanings at your dentist can play a critical role in keeping your crowns in great shape as well as protecting your natural teeth underneath from cavities and decay.
The standard recommended professional cleaning frequency is once every six months.
Do you struggle with biting your nails, gnawing the top of pencils, chewing A LOT of gum in a day or crunching ice with your teeth as an anxiety coping mechanism?
Or just out of habit? We understand that these tendencies can be hard to break away from.
To increase the life span of your dental crowns, we highly recommend working on decreasing or replacing this behaviour with something less strenuous on your oral health.
Eating a lot of hard foods, like raw veggies, can also harm the condition of your crowns. We suggest going for a diet of softer foods that place less stress on your teeth and jaw.
If you struggle with grinding your teeth, day or night, a custom-sized mouth guard can greatly help protect your crowns and over-all oral health!
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DENTIST Calgary NW
SERVING THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES:
Calgary NW, Nosehill, Ranchlands, Hawkwood, Arbour Lake, Scenic Acres, Silver Springs, Dalhousie.
1829 Ranchlands Blvd NW, #101, Calgary, AB T3G 2A7
Phone: (403) 241-1900
Fax: (403) 241-8839
Monday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday / Statutory Holidays: Closed