A dental crown or cap is a cover placed on top of the tooth to provide it strength and aesthetic appeal. When damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, a crown can be used to make the smile appear as new. Dental crowns are made of a variety of different materials based on what is best for your mouth. Crowns encompass the whole tooth covering its surface area, making the tooth stronger than your natural tooth.
What are the BENEFITS of crowns?
A dental crown can be a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected by placing in a crown, which is made of either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold.
A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Crowns are a reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.
WHY DO I NEED A CROWN?
We recommend crowns when a tooth has lost most of its structure due to decay or fractures. We use fillings to fill the inside of a tooth, but once most of the tooth is gone, there is not enough tooth left to hold a filling inside anymore and so we recommend a crown because it goes around the tooth and holds whatever is left of the tooth together and gives it back its’ strength.
Crowns help give strength back to the tooth so it can continue to function properly.
Help protect teeth from further decay and damage.
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