Dr. Lon Riemer
231-7 St Anne St,
St. Albert, AB T8N 2X4


Preventative and Aesthetic Dentistry

Dental Crowns in St. Albert

Dr. Lon Riemer is dedicated to providing exceptional dental crown services in St. Albert. Our team is committed to ensuring that you receive the highest quality care and achieve the smile you deserve. Below, you’ll find detailed information about our dental crown services, including the types of dental crowns available, why you might need dental crowns, and before-and-after results of dental crowns.

What is the Purpose of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are often needed in the case of having broken or worn down teeth, tooth decay, to support other dental work, for cosmetic changes, as well as to cover dental implants.

Oftentimes, when a tooth is significantly damaged (such as cracks, chips, or teeth that have been ground or worn down), a dental crown can restore its shape, size, and strength, allowing it to function properly again. A dental crown can restore the look and feel of a tooth, ensuring that you don’t have pain or discomfort.

Teeth that have undergone extensive dental work, such as a root canal, or are weakened from decay may become fragile and prone to fractures. Placing a crown over these teeth can protect them from further damage.

Tooth damage can greatly impact the aesthetic look of your teeth, which can lead to feeling self-conscious of your smile. Dental crowns can enhance the appearance of teeth by covering imperfections such as discolouration, dental work, or irregular shape. They can be made to match the colour, size, and shape of surrounding teeth for a natural-looking smile.

Dental bridges require dental crowns as anchors. Dental bridges replace one or more missing teeth, so crowns are used to fill the gap and create a complete smile. If you have significant fillings that did not leave enough tooth for a complete look, dental crowns offer coverage and support.

Dental implants require an artificial tooth or crown to cover the prosthetic piece. Crowns are placed on top of the dental implants to replace missing teeth. They function and look like natural teeth, restoring both aesthetics and function.

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Dental Crown Services

Dr. Lon Riemer offers comprehensive dental crown services to restore the strength, function, and appearance of your teeth. Whether you need a crown to repair a damaged tooth or improve its aesthetics, we provide personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. Our dental crown services include:

  • An initial exam and x-ray: Our team will examine your teeth and ensure no other dental work needs to be performed.
  • Preparation of the tooth: We will prepare your tooth to ensure that the crown will sit comfortably. This may include a dental implant or root canal.
  • Temporary crown installation: After your tooth has been prepared, Dr. Lon will install a temporary crown to protect your dental work.
  • Permanent crown: During another visit, Dr. Lon will fit you for a permanent dental crown that can last between 10 and 30 years.

Types of Dental Crowns

There are several types of dental crowns available, each with its own advantages and considerations. These include:

Porcelain Crowns

Known for their natural appearance and durability, porcelain crowns are a popular choice for front and back teeth. Not only are modern porcelain dental crowns strong, but they are ideal if you have a metal allergy. Porcelain crowns have some of the best natural colour and are a popular choice for those looking for dental crowns that help with aesthetics.

Metal Crowns

Dental crowns that are made from metals such as gold or other metal alloys are extremely durable and are often used for molars.These crowns are not teeth-coloured, making them an unpopular choice for front teeth, but because they can withstand significant pressure for chewing and biting, they are a good choice for those looking for a durable dental crown that can last many years if not decades. However, metal crowns can cause damage to opposing teeth unless they are also metal crowns.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns

These crowns combine the strength of metal with the aesthetics of porcelain, making them a versatile option for both front and back teeth. PFM crowns can cause more wear and tear on the teeth directly adjacent to them and sometimes the metal can be visible; however, if you are covering a dental bridge or need added strength, PFM crowns are a great choice. Typically, PFM crowns are only used if adjacent teeth also have crowns.

Resin Crowns

These crowns are made from composite resin material. Composite resin is a tooth-coloured material that is less expensive but also not particularly durable. While resin crowns are more likely to wear down and crack, they can be colour matched to your teeth and do not cause damage to adjacent teeth. Resin crowns are more commonly used as a temporary solution.

Dr. Riemer will assess your specific needs and recommend the most suitable type of crown for your case.

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Dental Crown Cost

The cost of dental crowns can vary depending on several factors, including the material used, the complexity of the case, and your insurance coverage. During your consultation with Dr. Riemer, we’ll provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs involved and discuss payment options to fit your budget. Dr. Lon works within the Alberta Dental Fee Guide, ensuring you have the most affordable dental care available!

Dental Crown Before and After

If you’re considering dental crowns but aren’t sure what the results of dental crown treatment would look like, we have some options for you! We have real-life transformations that can be achieved with dental crowns. Dental crowns can enhance the appearance and function of damaged or discoloured teeth, restoring smiles with natural-looking results.

dental crown before and after
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Caring for Dental Crowns

Proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure the longevity and durability of dental crowns. Here are some tips for caring for dental crowns:

  1. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: It’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste as well as floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from around the crown and gum line. This will prevent decay and gum disease.
  2. Wear a Night Guard: If you tend to grind or clench your teeth at night, wearing a dentist-made night guard can help protect your crowns from damage.
  3. Attend Regular Dental Check-ups: Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and professional cleanings to ensure the health and integrity of your dental crowns. Your dentist will examine the crowns for any signs of wear, decay, or damage and be able to address these issues.
  4. Quit Smoking: If you smoke, consider quitting, as smoking can contribute to gum disease and compromise the longevity of dental restorations, including crowns.

Avoid Hard or Sticky Foods: Be cautious when eating hard or sticky foods that could potentially damage or dislodge the crown. Avoid chewing on hard objects like ice, pens, or fingernails, as this can put excessive pressure on the crown and increase the risk of fractures.

Dental Crowns St. Albert

Our dental practice is conveniently located in St. Albert, making it easy for residents to access quality dental care. Whether you’re in St. Albert or the surrounding areas, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Riemer for your dental crown needs.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Riemer, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with our expert dental crown services in St. Albert.

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