Welcome to Calgary Dental House, where we offer compassionate comprehensive dental care under one roof. Our friendly team and welcoming environment are tailored for your utmost comfort while we help you achieve and maintain your oral health goals. And the best part, we offer services for all your family members. From your toddlers to your seniors, we will create personalized treatment plans to help them smile with confidence.
At Calgary Dental House, we strive to offer you affordable dentistry you can trust. 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.
It’s not always easy to pay for your dental work upfront, so we’re happy to offer flexible payment plans through iFinance, which is a convenient way to get the care you need and deserve today that allows you to pay off your balance in monthly installments.
We accept a wide range of payment options that include:
- Most insurance plans
- Direct billing
- Major credit & debit cards
- American Express
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.
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.
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 thorough dentistry they deserve, and we’re more than happy to work with you.
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.
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
X-rays 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 intraoral 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.
Calgary Dental House uses digital x-rays, which allow our doctors access to the image immediately. We can discuss your needs right away, show you what we are seeing, and provide explanations. Digital x-rays offer a clear image that results in accurate treatment diagnosis.
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 also allows us to begin to monitor their oral development and make you aware of any concerns early on.
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 NuSmile® pediatric crowns that are less noticeable and won’t negatively affect your child’s developing confidence.
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 a denture 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 fair amount of healthy teeth, we have other options you might like to consider.
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 becomes integrated with your bone over time, creating a firm foundation for your new tooth or dental prosthetic.
An implant crown is made of strong, colour-matched porcelain designed to closely mimic your natural tooth. A successful implant allows you to eat, chew, talk, and smile just as you did before your tooth loss. Dental implants can also be used to support prosthetics such as a partial denture or dental bridge, which are other methods that 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.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that performs a number of important functions in helping us build and protect our teeth. Fluoride assists in the prevention of 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.
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.
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.
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 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 home care routine necessary. Invisalign typically requires fewer visits to your dentist, which is ideal for busy schedules.
How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?
Dr. Crawford and Dr. Reddy can determine if Invisalign will work for your needs by performing a thorough examination and taking x-rays of your teeth. We use 3D technology to design your treatment plan and fabricate your custom 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.
Dental implants are a popular 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.
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.
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.
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, when 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.
Dr. Crawford and Dr. Reddy are both certified and experienced in the administration of Botox injections. If you would like to learn more about Botox in Calgary, Alberta, or to set up your own treatment plan, contact Calgary Dental House today to schedule a consultation.
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. 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 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 in person!
When you think of Botox, the first thing that comes to mind is likely the cosmetic benefits it offers. Known for eliminating the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, Botox has its cosmetic advantages–but 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 during 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.
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. 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, begin to monitor their oral health, and help them easily acclimate to the dental office.
As children 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 routine cleanings, which helps to strengthen and protect their developing teeth. Dental sealants are an additional form of protection placed over the surfaces of their back teeth, providing an additional shield from the acids and bacteria that cause tooth decay.
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.
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.
A crown is a restorative treatment that covers the entire tooth structure, so crowns have the capability to protect a tooth that has been damaged by more decay than a filling can repair. Crowns also help to rebuild a tooth following root canal therapy to restore the tooth close to its previous form and function. A crown restoration also completes a single dental implant when it replaces a missing tooth. If you have an old filling that takes up most 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 tooth-coloured porcelain designed to resemble your neighbouring teeth and help to protect the integrity of the tooth 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.
The primary advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners 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 discreet, it’s possible that people won’t 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 translucent 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.
Invisalign is an excellent option for older teens and adults who can comply with wearing plastic aligners for at least 22 hours per day.
This can be a difficult question to answer, so we suggest that you feel free to give our 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 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.