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Join our dental family!

Finding a great dentist can be challenging! Especially when you have a family to think about. Here are some things to consider when you’re looking for the right dentist in Calgary. Does the office feel warm and welcoming? Is it clean, modern, and organized? Does the office stay up to date on the latest techniques and the most advanced technology? Do the dentists offer a wide range of services and advanced procedures you might not find at other practices? Does the practice welcome children? At Calgary Dental House, we can proudly say YES to all of the above, and we would be thrilled to welcome you into our dental family.

We’re currently welcoming new patients to join our dental family.

Your first visit

Your first visit is a great time for us to sit down and get to know each other. We’ll welcome you into our spa-like reception area with open arms a friendly smile, and walk you through the new patient process step by step.

You can find and fill out your new patient forms before your arrival to make your first visit as easy as possible, and we’ll happily give you a tour of our office and introduce you to our team. We want to know everything about you so we can provide the most personalized care possible. We don’t just care about your teeth, after all, we care about YOU as a whole person, and we can’t wait to meet you!

Payment options

We know that finances are often a consideration when you’re looking for dental care, and at Calgary Dental House, we strive to offer you high-quality dentistry at a price you can afford. Prior to starting your dental treatment, we’ll always discuss your financial options with you so there are no surprises, and we’re happy to work with you to fit your treatment into your budget.

At Calgary Dental House, we accept most insurance plans and we’re happy to bill them directly for our patients. We also offer flexible payment plans through iFinance™. You’ll always understand what your insurance coverage is and what your responsibility will be. We never want finances to keep you from receiving the dental care you need and deserve.

iFinance™ Dentalcard®

iFinance Dental LogoIt’s not always easy to pay for dental work up front, so we’re happy to offer flexible payment plans through iFinance, which is a simple and affordable way to get the care you need and deserve today and pay off your balance in affordable monthly installments.

  • Most insurance plans
  • Direct billing
  • Major credit & debit cards
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Cheques
  • iFinance™ Dental

Making quality care affordable

Our friendly staff members are always on hand to discuss your treatment, insurance options, and payment arrangements with you, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to your oral health, we understand that you may have questions. We love educating our patients about dentistry, and we’re happy to discuss your questions and concerns with you.

Here are some of the questions we hear most often; however, if yours is not answered here, don’t hesitate to call us.

Does your office participate in direct billing?

We understand that cost can be a concern for many patients, and we want them to be able to afford the treatment they need. For this reason, we accept most insurance plans, and we’re happy to bill directly and accept payment on your behalf. We’ll always discuss the cost of your treatment with you prior to starting any procedures, so there will never be any surprises.

Dental Insurance

Our staff will also send a predetermination to your insurance prior to starting treatment. This will give you an exact understanding of your insurance coverage, and you will be informed of any potential costs that might not be covered. We feel that direct billing helps our patients receive the necessary treatment and high-quality dentistry they deserve, and we’re more than happy to work with you.

Payment Options

Our friendly treatment coordinators are also happy to discuss how to fit your portion of the cost of treatment into your budget. We want to make the process of getting your dentistry as smooth and easy as possible for you, and we offer a few different payment options to choose from.

We encourage you to contact our office to discuss your payment options with our knowledgeable staff members.

Why do I need x-rays?

X-rays are an important diagnostic tool that assists us in properly assessing your oral health. We typically update them once a year unless you’re having an isolated issue we need to address.

Benefits of Digital X-Rays

They help us detect certain problems, such as tooth decay before they become visible in your mouth, which often allows us to offer you a less invasive treatment option. Our doctors also use them to help determine the normal growth and development of kids so we can make parents aware of issues such as missing adult teeth very early on.

X-rays can help us detect serious conditions that don’t present with intra-oral symptoms or with a regular examination, such as cysts or growths that may indicate oral cancer. Many of these issues are more effectively treated with success when they’re detected in their earliest stages.

Some patients worry about the radiation they receive from an x-ray, and we want to assure you that at Calgary Dental House we use digital x-rays, which emit 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays.They also allow our doctors access to the image immediately, which means we can discuss your needs right away. Digital x-rays offer a clearer image that results in even better treatment diagnosis.

Why do baby teeth need fillings if they are going to fall out eventually?

This is a question we often hear from parents!

We like to take the time to educate parents about their child’s oral health because baby teeth are actually very important and have a number of jobs to do.

Importance of Baby Teeth

First, they help your child learn to speak and navigate solid foods. Next, they hold space for and guide incoming adult teeth into place when the time comes.

Parents should begin to brush baby teeth as soon as they arrive, and we like to see children for their first dental visits around their first birthday. Early dental care not only helps your child acclimate to our office and the instruments we use, but it also allows us to begin to monitor their oral development and make you aware of any concerns early on.

Children’s Dentistry

At Calgary Dental House, we take your child’s oral health very seriously, and we offer additional services for children to help build and protect small teeth. Fluoride treatments help to strengthen their teeth, while dental sealants protect them from tooth decay. If your child should have the need for a dental crown to restore a baby tooth, we offer tooth-coloured Nu Smile pediatric crowns that are less noticeable and won’t negatively affect your child’s developing confidence.

If I’m losing multiple teeth, why shouldn’t I just get dentures?

Dentures are a great option for our patients who have lost most or all of their teeth. A denture is designed to fit over your palate, and it replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. Because it blocks the palate, however, your ability to taste and enjoy foods may be inhibited.

For our patients who are missing one or multiple teeth but still retain a good number of healthy teeth, we have other incredible options!

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great way to restore one or more missing teeth and also protect the health of your jawbone. An implant is surgically placed into your bone, and because it’s biocompatible, it integrates with your bone over time. This creates a firm foundation for your new tooth or dental prosthetic.

An implant crown is made of high-quality porcelain that is designed to closely mimic your natural tooth. You’ll be able to eat, chew, talk, and smile just as you were used to before your tooth loss. Dental implants can also be used to support prosthetics such as a partial denture or dental bridge, which can be used to restore multiple missing teeth.

Best of all, Dr. Crawford can guide you through implant dentistry here at Calgary Dental House from start to finish.

Why do I need fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that does a number of important jobs in helping us build and protect our teeth. It helps prevent tooth decay by protecting teeth from the acids that stem from plaque, bacteria, and sugars in the mouth. Fluoride also helps remineralise teeth that have been affected by decay and helps to reduce acid production in our mouths.

Children’s Dentistry

In children under 6 years of age, fluoride actually helps build permanent teeth, even while they’re still growing, and helps make enamel stronger. While your child’s teeth are developing, we’ll recommend fluoride treatments at least once per year, and sometimes at both cleaning appointments to help build your child’s teeth. This is an easy way to give your child’s teeth some added protection.

Flouride Treatments

Fluoride is sometimes found in small amounts in the water we drink, but it may not be as much as we need to build and protect our teeth. For this reason, our doctors may recommend an in-office fluoride treatment to be incorporated into your routine cleaning and check-up appointment. With routine cleanings, check-ups, and fluoride treatments, we can help you avoid many dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease.

What is Invisalign?

Patients who live with crooked or misaligned teeth understand the daily toll it takes on your confidence. Perhaps you’ve considered straightening your teeth, but you don’t like the idea of wearing metal braces.

Discreet Teeth Straightening

Invisalign offers busy adult and teen patients a discreet and efficient way to straighten their teeth without braces. Utilising clear plastic aligners rather than traditional brackets or wires does this.

Aligners Process

Aligners should be worn at least 22 hours per day and changed every two weeks. Since your aligners can be removed for eating and brushing, there are no restrictions to your diet or changes to your home care routine necessary. Invisalign typically requires fewer visits to your dentist, which is ideal for busy schedules.

Certified Invisalign Providers

Dr. Crawford and Dr. Reddy are certified Invisalign providers, which means they can determine if it will work for your needs with a thorough examination and x-rays of your teeth. We use 3-D technology to design your treatment plan and fabricate your aligners. You’ll also be able to see what your smile will look like at the completion of your treatment.

A beautiful smile is just a phone call away; don’t be embarrassed by your crooked teeth any longer. Give us a call today to learn more about Invisalign.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are an innovative solution for one or more missing teeth that can actually work well for most patients. They do, however, require that a few factors be in place in order to be successful. These are:

  • The patient has healthy gums and teeth
  • There is enough healthy bone structure to successfully support the implant
  • The patient is in good overall health

Dental Implants Process

Dr. Crawford and Dr. Reddy can determine if implants are right for your needs with a thorough examination and x-rays. If you move forward with dental implants Dr. Crawford is able to complete your procedure from start to finish at our Calgary office. The process does take 3-6 months to complete depending on your needs.

If you’ve been told in the past that you are not a candidate for implants, Dr. Crawford may be able to perform a bone graft to rebuild your bone and support your implant.

If you’re ready to learn what’s possible for your smile, the first place to start is a consultation with one of our doctors to determine your needs. We’ll tailor a treatment plan that will help restore your smile and confidence again.

What is Botox?

Botox, or Botulin toxin, is the shorter term for a protein produced by Clostridium botulin bacteria. Botox is delivered strategically through an injection into your facial muscles. This helps the muscles to relax, which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and can also eliminate headaches, bruxism, and jaw joint pain. The effects of Botox typically last for around three to four months, and recovery from the process is minimal.

Botox Treatments

While Botox is widely used to enhance your appearance, many patients are turning to it for other reasons. Patients who experience painful issues with their TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, are finding that regular Botox treatments can reduce and sometimes even eliminate their pain.

Patients who clench and grind their teeth at night, also known as bruxism, are also finding that Botox can relieve their condition, protecting their teeth from fractures and excessive wear.

Certified Botox Provider

Dr. Crawford and Dr. Reddy have both completed extensive training and certification in the use of Botox. And who better to deliver an injection than your dentist, who has been specifically trained and is experienced in delivering multiple injections each day?

If you would like to learn more about Botox treatments and its benefits, contact Calgary Dental House to schedule a consultation today.

Is botox safe?

Because Botox is derived from the bacterial toxin botulin, there is often question about whether or not it is safe. To understand how Botox works, you must first understand what it is.

What is Botox

Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium that Botox comes from and it can be found in places such as soil, lakes, forests, and in the intestines of certain mammals and fish. While botulinum toxin is an extremely poisonous substance, used in very small concentrations it is actually safe for humans and can be very beneficial in managing many conditions such as:

  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Bruxism or clenching and grinding

Botox is injected strategically into certain muscles which causes them to relax. The effects from Botox typically last around 4 months and recovery time is minimal, as most patients can resume normal activities right after treatment.

Botox Provider

Dr. Crawford and Dr. Reddy are experts at applying pain-free injections and both are certified in the use of Botox. The extensive training in the anatomy of the head and neck that they completed for dentistry makes them the ideal choice for delivering Botox injections.

If you would like to learn more about botox in Calgary, AB, or set up your own treatment plan, contact Calgary Dental House today to schedule a consultation.

What insurances do you accept?

At Calgary Dental House, we don’t want worries about payment to keep our patients from getting the dental treatment they need. This is why we accept most insurance plans. The experts on our team are also happy to bill your insurance company directly, so you won’t have to worry about it.

Whatever portion of the bill is your share, we accept a number of payment options, including credit and debit cards, as well as cheques.

Transparent About Treatment Costs

We also want to assure you that we are always upfront about treatment costs as well as your treatment options. We generally recommend the most conservative treatment first, which is usually more affordable. Because we believe in the importance of partnering with our patients when it comes to their health, we do our best to educate you on why a specific recommendation might be made. You can be certain that we will not go forward with any procedure until you feel completely comfortable that you are making the best decision for your oral health.

Dental insurance is not a problem at our Calgary, AB practice, and if you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to contact one of your helpful team members directly. We look forward to seeing your smile!

How is Botox used in dentistry?

When you think of Botox, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely the cosmetic benefits it offers. Known for eliminating the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, Botox has its cosmetic advantages. However, did you know that Botox also has many uses when it comes to modern dentistry?

Uses of Botox

Because Botox relaxes muscles, it is useful for those patients who are suffering from bruxism, or clenching and grinding their teeth. Bruxism typically takes place at night while you sleep and causes a host of issues such as:

  • Pain or tenderness when biting or chewing
  • Excessive and premature wear on your teeth
  • Problems or pain with your jaw joint or TMJ

For some patients, consistent Botox treatments eliminate their bruxism and help to protect their teeth from the damage that it causes.

Relief From Headache Pain

Botox is also useful for alleviating chronic headaches. Again, because it relaxes your muscles, Botox can eliminate headaches for the duration of the time it is in effect, which is typically around four months.

If you would like to learn more about how Botox in Calgary, AB might help you, we encourage you to contact your team at Calgary Dental House to arrange a consultation. We can efficiently deliver Botox at our office if you decide it would benefit you.

When should my child first see the dentist?

At Calgary Dental House, Dr. Crawford and Dr. Reddy love to see children! We recommend that your little one has their first appointment around the age of one-year-old. This may seem early, and their first visits will mainly consist of a ride in the “big chair,” and counting teeth. However, it gives us the opportunity to meet your child, monitor their oral health, and help them easily acclimate to the dental office.

As they get older and more teeth arrive, we will incorporate cleanings into their routine dental checkups. We will only do this if they feel comfortable, as our goal is always to provide the best experience possible, which sets them up for success in their future dental visits.

Children’s Dental Treatments

Down the road, we may also recommend additional services for your child such as fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Fluoride can be incorporated into their cleanings and helps to strengthen and protect their developing teeth. Dental sealants protect their teeth from the acids and bacteria that cause tooth decay with protective barriers placed over the surfaces of their back teeth.

If you’re looking for children’s dentistry in Calgary, AB, look no further than your team at Calgary Dental House! Contact us today to arrange your child’s next visit.

Why do I need a dental crown?

It can be frustrating to hear that you need a dental crown, especially if you’ve typically had fillings in the past. You may wonder why a crown is necessary?

Dental Crowns

A crown is a restorative treatment to protect a tooth that has been damaged by more decay than a filling can repair since it covers the entire tooth structure. Crowns also help to rebuild a tooth that has had root canal therapy so it can provide all the function it had before. A crown is a restoration that completes a single dental implant and replaces a missing tooth. If you have an old filling that takes up much of your tooth, your dentist may also recommend a crown to restore your tooth and strengthen it if your filling is breaking down.

Crowns provide the aesthetics you want because they are made of high-quality porcelain and designed to match your neighbouring teeth. Since they closely mimic your tooth, crowns are also able to provide the function you had with your natural tooth while protecting the integrity of your root.

If you need a dental crown in Calgary, AB, contact your team at Calgary Dental House today to learn more or schedule your appointment.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

The primary advantage to Invisalign is that they are virtually undetectable. The system uses a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gently nudge them into the desired position. Because they are so subtle, no one will realize you are receiving orthodontic treatment except you and your dentist!

Benefits of Invisalign

  • Treatment times are usually shorter than with traditional braces. Most Invisalign patients will reach their desired goals within six to 18 months of wearing the clear plastic aligners.
  • There are fewer trips to the dentist while undergoing treatment because adjustments are not needed as they are with traditional braces.
  • Caring for your oral health is easier with invisible braces because you remove the aligners for brushing and flossing, so you are not trying to manoeuvre around brackets and wires to keep your teeth clean.
  • You will have no food restrictions with Invisalign because you will remove the aligners for eating.
  • You can see progress with your smile as it is happening with Invisalign invisible braces.

Invisalign is an excellent option for older teens and adults who can comply with wearing the plastic aligners for at least 22 hours per day.

How do I know if I have a dental emergency?

This can be a difficult question to answer, so we suggest that you feel free to give our Thorncliffe dental clinic a call if you have concerns about needing emergency dentistry.

You can also use this list as a guideline.

Situations that Could Point Towards a Genuine Dental Emergency

  • Excruciating toothache pain that cannot be relieved by over-the-counter pain relievers. An intolerable toothache could mean that you have an infection deep within the root of your tooth. The pain will not go away on its own, so it’s crucial that you come to our clinic.
  • A tooth that has been knocked loose or knocked out because of trauma or a blow to the face. The sooner you can get to our dental clinic, the better the chances are that we can save your tooth.
  • Blood coming from your mouth that cannot be staunched.

If you have lost a filling or a dental crown, this probably doesn’t require an emergency visit to the dentist unless you are experiencing a lot of discomfort.

Contact Our Office

When in doubt, we invite you to give our Thorncliffe dental office a call, and we can offer suggestions or get you in for an appointment as soon as possible. We warmly welcome new patients, even in emergency situations.

Ready to join our dental family? Get in touch with us today!

971 64th Ave NE #112
Calgary, Alberta T2E 7P4

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Evening & Saturday Appointments Available!

Monday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Wednesday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 11:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday* 10:00AM - 3:00PM
*Alternating Saturdays by appointment

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