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How to Decide Between a Partial and Full Dental Crown

If your tooth is cosmetically blemished, damaged, or made slightly weaker due to root canal therapy, a dental crown can be used to restore it. Here’s the difference between a partial and full dental crown, and how our Calgary holistic dentists can help you select the right restoration for your needs.

A dental crown is a ‘cap’ that your dentist can put over a damaged tooth to restore its normal shape, size, and/or function. Whether it’s a partial or full crown, this dental treatment can strengthen your affected tooth and improve its appearance. 

Your dentist might suggest a dental crown if you have: 

  • A tooth that is cracked, weakened, or worn down 
  • A cavity that is too large for a filling
  • Undergone a root canal treatment 
  • A discoloured or badly shaped tooth 

Dental crowns are made up of different materials including ceramic, porcelain, and composite resin. After considering several factors, such as the colour of your tooth, or the affected tooth’s location and function, your dentist can help you choose the right material to ensure your crown blends in with your natural teeth. 

Our Holistic Dentists Provide Biocompatible Dental Crowns to Promote Your Oral and Overall Well-Being

dental implants and bridges, the holistic dentists at our Calgary dental clinic provide dental crowns that are constructed from biocompatible materials. This will ensure that your crown will cause no harm to your mouth or body, and protect your oral and overall well-being for many years to come. 

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Choosing Between a Full and Partial Dental Crown 

If you have a tooth that is discoloured, cracked, or otherwise structurally compromised, a dental crown is often the most appropriate restoration for it. A custom-made crown will not only restore the appearance of your smile, but it will also fortify and strengthen your tooth’s natural, healthy structure. 

For minor cases of tooth damage or blemishing, your dentist might suggest a partial dental crown. Here’s the difference between a full and partial dental crown and how you can determine which one is the best option for you. 

Partial Dental Crowns 

When you want to improve or restore a tooth, it’s equally important to ensure you preserve the healthy structure that doesn’t require restoring. That’s why your holistic dentist might suggest placing a partial crown. 

Unlike a full dental crown, a partial crown is designed to only cover the portion of the tooth that is damaged or blemished, instead of capping the entire tooth. 

Some of the benefits of opting for a partial crown include: 

  • It’s a more conservative treatment, so the tooth requires minimal preparation 
  • Less of your natural tooth will need to be removed and reshaped. 
  • It will allow you to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible 

When to choose a partial crown: A partial crown could be effective for teeth that are damaged enough to require a more substantial repair than a filling, but not decayed or compromised enough to require a full crown. 

Full Dental Crown 

A full dental crown is designed to completely cover the affected tooth and protect it from further damage, taking over the tooth’s biting and chewing functions. When you work with our holistic dentists, we can create a fully customized dental crown that will closely mimic the size, shape, and colour of your natural tooth. 

When to choose a full dental crown: In cases where the damage to your teeth is significant, it is best to opt for a full dental crown. At our Calgary dental clinic, all of our dental crowns are made from biocompatible materials and will restore your tooth’s health, structure, and function, while protecting your overall well-being. 

The Benefits of Biocompatible Restorations 

Our partial and full crowns are crafted from highly lifelike and biocompatible materials that improve your tooth’s structural integrity without harming it or your surrounding teeth. 

All of our holistic dental treatments, including our biocompatible restorations, will provide durable, long-lasting solutions and have no potential harmful side-effects to your overall health. 


Our Holistic Dentists Can Help Find The Best Crown For Your Tooth

Not every tooth is the same, and dental crowns are not a one-size-fits-all solution. We can customize your dental crown treatment according to your specific requirements and help you achieve a healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile while protecting your oral and overall health. 

To find out more about our holistic dental treatments, contact us at 403-245-9099 or book an appointment online.


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