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Porcelain Dental Crowns: Versatile treatment option in Calgary, AB

When teeth are missing or badly damaged, nature needs a little help in the form of dental crowns. At Lake Chaparral Dental Care, Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma utilizes this technique in several ways, helping her patients across the Calgary, AB area enjoy restored smiles.

Dental crown solutions

  • Stand-alone restoration – A crown is placed when a tooth is fractured, has a piece broken off, or contains a large cavity. The crown covers the portion of the tooth above the gum line, while roots remain intact.
  • Dental bridge – A bridge contains an artificial tooth that replaces one lost by trauma or extraction. The bridge gains stability from crowns at each end, cemented to teeth on each side of the gap.
  • Dental implant – An implant is a small screw-shaped device that replaces the root of a missing tooth. It is surgically placed into jawbone, where it becomes firmly integrated. Then the implant is topped with a crown, recreating the lost tooth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement – Sometimes an otherwise healthy tooth has deep discoloration that does not respond to whitening. Maybe it has unusual shape or size, or enamel imperfections. Perhaps it is badly worn from bruxing (clenching and grinding). A crown is used in these situations to improve the appearance of the smile.

Natural looking dental crowns from Calgary, AB dentist

Historically, dental crowns have been made of metal. An economical stainless-steel crown may still make sense for a child who will soon lose the tooth anyway and a gold crown can be a biocompatible (though costlier) choice for adults. Yet most people prefer dental work that isn’t obvious when they smile, laugh, and speak.

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A porcelain-fused-to-metal crown looks white, but there can be a dark line at the gum or a gray cast to the restoration. Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma suggests solid porcelain crowns for an appealing appearance. This strong dental ceramic matches dentition, with sheen and translucency like natural tooth enamel. A porcelain crown resists stains, too.

Schedule a visit with Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma to learn more about the versatility of dental crowns. The number in Calgary, AB is (403) 768-2271

Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma

Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma

Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma, a graduate from the University of Alberta Neuroscience program, received Dental training at University of Alberta in Edmonton and went on to complete a two-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, PA (United States). While at Albert Einstein Medical Centre she served as chief resident for a year. In this prestigious program, she took additional training in implantology, oral surgery, cosmetic services, and general dentistry.

Patient Success Stories

"The staff were super friendly and welcoming my first time there. Janelle and Dr Palka did a thorough job and I will definitely be returning. My almost 3 year old also came for a happy visit and she loved it, they did so well making her comfortable and happy!"