Dental crowns are long-lasting and durable. They are made from extremely strong and natural-looking porcelain.
Dental crowns are designed to strengthen and restore damaged and decayed teeth. Crowns are commonly used tooth restorations because they are, durable and long lasting.
Why Choose Dental Crowns?
Crowns can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Your Dentist may recommend a crown for you if:
- You have a deeply cracked, worn or fractured tooth
- You have a tooth with a large cavity
- You are undergoing a root canal
- You have a tooth that is abnormally small, strangely shaped or very discoloured
Dental crowns are often used in conjunction with other restorative dentistry treatments. For example, crowns can anchor a bridge in place on either side of a missing tooth. With dental implants, a porcelain crown is the finishing touch to create a natural looking smile again.
A bridge is very similar to a crown procedure but is utilized in replacing missing teeth. A bridge is fixed in the mouth and helps prevent the neighboring or opposing teeth to drift into the missing tooth space.
Decay underneath a bridge is the most common reason for bridge failure. It is imperative that flossing daily underneath the bridge is done to help prevent developing decay.
In order to have a long lasting bridge, strong teeth on either side of the missing tooth space is needed. Your dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for a bridge option.