Dental Crown in Airdrie
A Dental crown is a custom engineered tooth that fits over your existing tooth structure, protecting against natural erosion and decay while also restoring the look and strength of your tooth.
Crowns used in cosmetic dentistry are suited to match your natural tooth colour and shape, create facial balance, and even support your bone structure for a beautiful end result.
At Sierra, we choose ceramic products with no metal substructure to fabricate your crowns.
This ensures that there will be no grey lines of metal showing when you smile.
The ceramic products are also biocompatible, can help to create better tissue health and no risk of a metal (nickel) allergy.
Our patients find these crowns to be strong, durable and remarkably natural looking.
Dental Inlay & Onlay
Dental inlays and onlays are lab-made restorations used to repair cracked or fractured teeth or teeth with mild to moderate decay.
You can think of them as a middle ground between a filling and a crown.
Ideal candidates for inlay or onlay work typically have more decay or damage in the tooth structure to be effectively treated using a filling material but have enough healthy tooth structure remaining to not yet need a crown.
Inlays and onlays help to significantly strengthen teeth. They are more durable and last longer than fillings.
Even though they are more expensive than a filling, patients often choose them because they prolong tooth life and often prevent the need for more dental treatment in the future.
Dental Bridge in Airdrie
Sierra Dental Airdrie is a full-service Family Dental Clinic in Airdrie.
We provide trustworthy general dentistry and specialty services for patients of all ages including Dental Bridge. Our goal is to help you improve your family’s smile and keep your teeth for life.
Our team of Airdrie dentists and dental hygienists take a personalized approach to your dental care and we want to make your visits with us as comfortable as possible.
If you lost a tooth or have one that is severely damaged and not stable enough to hold a crown on its own, you may be a candidate for a dental bridge.
Dental Bridge Procedure
Filling the gap from a missing tooth is important for your health, comfort, and confidence. One common solution is a traditional fixed bridge.
For this procedure, the adjacent teeth are crowned and used to support a false tooth called a pontic.
The pontic brings stability back to your smile and discourages the adjacent teeth from moving into the gap.
By keeping your bite stable, the bridge will help you eat and speak more comfortably and confidently.
For those who are interested in a more permanent tooth replacement, Sierra Dental is also proud to offer you dental implants.
EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENT
We understand that you are busy and don’t always have time to visit a dentist for a routine checkup in the middle of your Monday. That’s why we offer extended hours from the top of the morning at 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday.
We are also open all throughout the weekend. That’s right, we’re open every day of the week.
DIRECT BILLING TO INSURANCE PLANS
To alleviate some of your stress, we offer direct billing, predeterminations of treatments, and financial arrangements to all our patients to ensure smooth and easy payment transactions.
PAYMENT PLANS & FINANCING AVAILABLE
We understand that dental services can be an unexpected expense. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and options to suit our patients’ needs. Speak with one of our dental assistants to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Crowns are also known as “caps” and restore function and appearance to damaged teeth. Like bonding, crowns are most commonly used to fix cracked or chipped teeth, but they can also be used to restore the tooth when large fillings are present.
A crown is custom designed, usually made of porcelain, ceramic, or gold. It fits over the damaged tooth to restore and protect your natural tooth. The procedure takes longer than bonding as you may need 2 visits. One to prepare and take a mold of the tooth and a second to place the finished crown.
Crowns Are Required to Prevent Tooth Fracture
When a root canal treatment is performed, the dentist creates an access hole through the top of the tooth to ensure the inner pulp can be expertly removed. This process helps to remove any leftover nerve tissue but also hollows out the tooth structure. The hollow tooth structure then becomes more susceptible to fractures over time.
By placing a crown on the tooth, the dentist can tie the cusps together and ensure the tooth is much less likely to fracture during day-to-day activities.
Crowns Can Help To Prevent the Failure of the Root Canal
Crowns can be used to help prevent the failure of the root canal by stopping contaminants from entering the tooth initially, allowing the restoration time to heal. A qualified dentist working with a dental crown can help ensure root canal success and ensure the tooth is healed for the long-term.
A broken crown qualifies as a dental emergency, so the first thing you should do after noticing something is wrong is immediately call your dentist. Aside from potentially being painful, the risk of developing a bacterial infection goes up the longer you wait to have the crown repaired.