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Red Deer Dental Crowns

Do you need a dental crown? This product can improve your smile’s health and appearance. A dentist commonly recommends a crown to repair a weakened, decayed or broken tooth and prevent further damage.

When you partner with Dental Choice for dental crown services in Red Deer, you’ll meet with a dentist who will carefully consider your needs before determining if a crown is right for you. Schedule your consultation today.

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What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a cap that fits over your tooth. It’s custom-made to match your other teeth, so it looks and functions like a natural tooth.

Crowns are available in various materials. You and your dentist will work together to pick the right option based on appearance, cost and your needs. We offer the following choices:

  • Ceramic
  • Metal, including gold
  • Porcelain fused to metal

Dental Choice also offers convenient same-day dental crowns in our Red Deer office. Same-day crowns are custom-made from ceramic. Your dentist will discuss if these crowns are a good option for you.

Are Dental Crowns Considered Cosmetic?

Dental crown installation is typically considered a restorative procedure because it’s often used to repair a damaged tooth. Cosmetic procedures focus solely on improving appearance. However, a dental crown has cosmetic benefits and will make a decayed or broken tooth look like new.

If you’re interested in dental crowns for cosmetic purposes, contact our Red Deer office to learn more about our cosmetic dental services.

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What Causes the Need for a Dental Crown?

Your dentist may recommend a dental crown for any of the following reasons:

  • To strengthen a weak tooth and prevent breaking
  • To cover a chipped, cracked or decayed tooth
  • To protect a tooth following root canal treatment

Overall, a dental crown can restore your tooth’s function and appearance, prevent further damage, and extend the life of your tooth.

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What Are the Steps for a Dental Crown?

Dental crown placement is usually completed in two visits. On your first visit, your dentist will do the following:

  • Prepare your tooth to ensure the crown fits properly
  • Take impressions of your tooth to create a custom crown
  • Place a temporary crown on your tooth to protect it while the permanent crown is being made

Your dentist will remove the temporary crown during the second visit and attach the permanent crown to your tooth using a strong bonding material.

If you choose a same-day dental crown, you will not need to wear a temporary crown or return on another day for permanent crown placement. We create same-day crowns with digital technology right in our office, allowing one of our dentists to place your crown in one visit.

Choose Dental Choice for Dental Crowns in Red Deer

A dental crown can be an effective treatment for restoring a severely decayed or damaged tooth. However, it’s not the only solution. One of our dentists will help you decide what’s right for your specific needs.

Contact our Red Deer office to learn more about our restorative dental services, or schedule your consultation today.

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