A crown (cap) is to restores a tooth's shape, size, and strength, once it is permanently bonded in place, only the dentist can remove it.There are various types of crowns, ranging from full porcelain to full metal crowns. The team at Guelph Family Dentistry will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each kind for you.
Crowns may also be used to securely attach a bridge if the structure of the surrounding teeth is inadequate. A bridge is a dental appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are designed to be cosmetically appealing and to restore proper occlusion. Like crowns, bridges are fully customizable and made of various materials, including porcelain and metals.
Both crowns and bridges are created to match the colour, height, texture, and overall appearance of your teeth. Most crowns and bridges will last for many years, eliminating the need to replace them unless they fall out or become loose. You may prolong the durability of your crowns and bridges by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.
A crown may be prescribed by your Dentist to: