Westhills Dental Centre
218 Stewart Gr. SW,
Calgary, Alberta, T3H3C8,
We are open every second Saturday.
Patient education library includes information on various topics ranging from dental care to oral health problems.
Dental crowns are used to restore teeth that are heavily damaged or decayed, or to replace an old filling. In addition to enhancing your smile, crowns help to improve your teeth’s strength and protect them from further damage. Types of dental crowns can include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown.
Placing a crown requires a minimum of 2 dental visits. The process involves:
Step 1. Decay is first removed and the tooth is shaped and prepared.
Step 2. An impression is made and a temporary crown is placed.
Step 3. During your second visit, the temporary crown is removed and a permanent crown is placed.
No one enjoys having complications arise as a result of having missing teeth. Not only does it ruin your smile, it can compromise your oral health. Missing teeth can put additional pressure on remaining teeth and increase the chances of further decay and gum disease.
One way to replace missing teeth is with a dental bridge. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are anchored in place by the remaining teeth that surround the gap, left by the missing tooth/teeth.
To place a bridge, your anchoring teeth may have to be filed down to accommodate for a dental crown. An impression of your teeth will also be taken to create your customized bridge. You will be placed with a temporary bridge in the meantime. Once your permanent bridge is ready, your temporary bridge will be removed and the permanent one will be placed.
Once your permanent bridge is ready, you will return to the office to have the temporary bridge removed. Your permanent bridge is attached and adjusted to complete your new smile.
Contact us at Westhills Dental Centre in Calgary for more information.