There are pros to each kind of crown, and this is where Dr. Parsa can discuss with you what the right option is for you.
Restoring Damaged Teeth with Dental Crowns in Airdrie
Dental Crowns in Airdrie
If you have damaged or decaying teeth, a crown can be one of the best options for restoring your smile. Crowns can make a great option because they allow you to keep your natural tooth. At Yankee Valley Dental, you’ll get custom-made, shade-matched crowns that provide a natural look while also restoring your tooth’s function. Crowns are strong, and if taken care of properly with regular brushing and dental visits, they can last for many years!
When is a Crown Required?
A crown is a custom-made cap that fits over your tooth and is cemented on with a permanent dental cement. Crowns are often required if:
This is ‘best of both worlds’ as it has the colouring of a tooth, but has metal reinforcement underneath. The other benefit of these crowns is that they don’t necessarily have to be replaced if the porcelain chips away. It is worth noting that despite being ‘tooth-coloured’, porcelain fused to metal crowns do not look as natural as all ceramic crowns.
This is still the strongest material out there. A gold crown cannot chip, and the nature of the material also allows Dr. Parsa to take away less tooth structure when preparing for the crown. Another advantage of gold crowns is that they are gentle on the opposing teeth.
This is the most aesthetic of the three options and is most suitable if the tooth is at the front of your mouth. In the past, ceramic crowns were more brittle, but dental technology has come a long way and there are now materials out there that allows you to have a natural-looking crown without compromising strength.
Dr. Parsa guarantees her crown and bridge work for 5 years. If your crown or bridge requires replacement due to a mechanical failure or a bubble in the porcelain, Dr. Parsa will stand by her work. This does not include failure due to external trauma or recurrent decay around the work.
Dental bridges are sometimes a more expensive option, and Yankee Valley Dental will consider your financial situation, work with your insurance companies and offers payment plan to make treatments more affordable.
If you have discoloured or misshapen teeth a crown can be an option to give you natural-coloured and well-shaped teeth.
If you have a large cavity or filling that is larger than 2/3 of the tooth structure, a crown will protect what is left of the tooth and help it function as needed.
If your tooth is broken or has a fracture a crown will encapsulate it and keep it from splitting further. If this is a dental emergency, please can be contact during or outside of office hours at 403-980-5588.
At Yankee Valley Dental in Airdrie, Dr. Prasa will examine your teeth and discuss whether crowns are an option, or whether you should explore other possibility such as a dental bridge, dental implants or dentures. Leaving the space can also be option.is suitable for you will depend on the location of the damaged teeth (factoring in aesthetics and strength requirements), your age, dental habits and personal preferences.
After sitting down with Dr. Parsa to determine what crown option is best for you, she will work to prepare your tooth accordingly. She will then take an impression of the tooth and nearby teeth. This is impression is used to make a custom crown that suits your mouth. A professional lab technician ensures the crown is the right colour match and fits nicely not only on the tooth in question, but also with your gums and other teeth.
What You Need To Know
Have More Questions?
At Yankee Valley Dental, we want to ensure you walk into your dental appointment feeling confident. Our frequently asked questions include information on our dental services, our office values and helpful tips on how you can keep your mouth healthy. If you have any further questions or just feel more comfortable speaking with our team, please give us a call at 403-980-5588
At Yankee Valley, we want your visit to have no surprises.
View our frequently asked questions.
Services We Provide
At Yankee Valley Dental we provide all the services of a general dental office, including some specialty type services like dental implants and orthodontics. These are all provided by Dr. Parsa who is a general dentist.
In addition to dental work, we feel strongly about listening to our patients and learning about their patients. We love to
educate our patients, but we do this through understanding them, and not lecturing them.
We hope to help our patients achieve their best dental health with small changes, which can lead to big results.
Why Choose Our Airdrie Dental Clinic?
We follow the 2018 Alberta Dentists Fee guide, making dental treatment more affordable for our patients. Our office offers direct insurance billing, which means that at the end of your appointment, you are only responsible for paying the part of the treatment that your dental insurance is not covering.
We never want there to be surprises for our patients. Our friendly staff will help you look into your dental insurance plan to better understand your dental coverage prior to treatment.
We also understand that life is busy, and that taking time off work is not always an option. We have evening and weekend hours to accommodate patients after work and school.
Dr. Parsa will always give out her personal phone number after extractions, dental implants, or root canal therapy.
Dr. Parsa wants her patients to be able to get a hold of her if there is even small a chance that they will be in pain over the weekend. At Yankee Valley Dental, we want to ensure that our patients are never left without the care of a dental professional.
Emergencies can have bad timing! We are one of the few offices that are open on long weekends. We close for statutory holidays such a New Year’s Day and Good Friday. We will endeavour to be open on every Saturday including long weekends, as the majority of other offices in town will be closed.
Your comfort is our priority. We have patient neck pillows and blankets so that you can get your dental work done comfortably.
We have a train set in the reception area which is a huge hit with our pediatric patients! We have televisions in each operatory your little ones can be watching Disney Movies while you are getting your dental work done, or simply colouring in our colouring books
Testimonial of Our Service
I saw Dr. Parsa to get my wisdom teeth removed when she was working in Calgary. I had been told by another general dentist that I have to see the specialist to get them out but put it off because it was hundreds of dollars just for the consultation. I was in soooo much pain when I saw Dr. Parsa and was so relieved when she was able to take them out for me. It saved me a lot of money since my insurance covered her fees. I also had sedation since I was really nervous about the procedure and don’t think I could have gone through it without. So grateful that she was able to help me out. I highly recommended Dr. Parsa anyone looking for a dentist!
Testimonial of Our Service
Dr. Camelia is one of the most caring people I know! She is very knowledgeable in dentistry, always takes time to listen, is gentle and kind. She pays close attention and is meticulous in her work, I am so blessed to have found her, both as a dentist and friend. I look forward to our appointments which is something I have never done with past dentists! I highly recommend her!
Did You Know?
Who knew that carbonated water can cause damage to teeth? One of the biggest culprits in development of cavities in our youth is carbonated drinks. Whether it’s carbonated water, soda drinks, or lemonade and ice tea. What is popular about our athletic youth is drinks like Gatorade or energy drinks. You guessed it these are also harmful to teeth. It’s important that young athletes replenish the minerals in their body through diet and not supplement drinks, in order to protect their teeth.
Need a Consultation?
At Yankee Valley Dental we understand dental work can make you feel uneasy. You may not know what type of dental service you need. Dr. Parsa is happy to offer consultation to review and discuss any concerns or dental needs.
We also offer payment plans so that bigger treatments can be affordable for you.