Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
Do I need a white filling or a porcelain crown restoration?
The dental treatment that may work best for you will depend on several factors, including the level of enamel and tooth structure damage that needs repairing. White fillings are most often used for small to medium areas of decay or damage, while porcelain crowns are preferable for larger tooth issues that have actually weakened a tooth. To discuss your smile improvement options, schedule a consultation with our Alberta office today.
Who is a good candidate for porcelain dental crown placement?
Most often, the teeth that require crowns are damaged teeth that may be susceptible to more severe damage without treatment. Men and women who have large areas of tooth decay, weakened teeth and other fundamental tooth problems can benefit from porcelain crowns. Patients with worn teeth due to grinding or neuromuscular misalignment may need crown placement, as well. Crowns may also be anchored to teeth in a fixed bridge, a dental restoration that replaces missing teeth. Crowns protect and strengthen teeth, and can improve smile appearance.
How long does a porcelain crown last?
Porcelain crowns are strong and generally last for about 10 years. It is important that the patient practice good oral hygiene and visit us at least twice a year to ensure the tooth and crown remain in good condition. If a crown comes loose or becomes damaged, please notify our office immediately for correction.
What are the different types of crowns available, and which type is best?
The majority of crowns placed by Dr. Cload are porcelain teeth crowns. We also occasionally place gold crowns on the back molars where strong biting forces place a large amount of stress on teeth.
If you are in need of a porcelain dental crown or other cosmetic dental treatment for your teeth, consider Southcentre Dental Clinic as your Calgary, Alberta, smile makeover center. Our dental team encourages you to call us with questions, or submit a question online. Please contact us today to set up a porcelain crowns consultation.