Dental crowns and bridges restore damaged teeth and fill the gaps of missing teeth.
A dental crown is often known by patients as a dental cap. Tooth structure can be lost for various reasons, such as extensive decay, an accident, and root canal therapy. When this occurs, your dentist may not be able to restore your tooth with a normal dental filling. In that case, you may be required to have a crown to cover that tooth if you wish to keep it. This will give it the proper strength necessary to support mastication [chewing] forces.
Another advantage of a dental crown is to help with cosmetically in different cases.
The crowns we offer here are: Full porcelain, porcelain fused to metal and gold crowns. The type of crown recommended for you will depend on several things such as:
- the position of the tooth.
- opposing teeth.
- the pattern of your bite.
- oral habits.
- any other factors that will affect the long-term success of the crown.
A bridge is recommended to replace single or multiple missing teeth. This is where a crown is placed on each side of the ‘gap’ to act as anchors and the bridge with a new tooth fills replaces the gap in question.
If you would like to learn more about dental crowns and bridges, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.