Crown (sometimes called caps) are nothing but permanent caps molded like a real tooth. They are custom crafted and then cemented directly onto your prepared tooth. They are crafted from a variety of materials: metal, ceramic, resin, porcelain or even metal-free ceramics. Depending on where in your mouth you need the crown, we will recommend an appropriate material.
In order to provide you with a crown, we have to grind down a portion of your tooth. After sufficient grinding, your tooth will look like a round peg, and we will permanently cement your new crown on top of the peg. Unless you had to choose a crown crafted entirely from metal, it will be an identical match to the rest of your teeth. Crowns should easily last between ten to fifteen years if cared for.
A dental crown may be required in various instances:-
- To protect a weak tooth from decay or fracture.
- To restore an already broken or worn down.
- To hold a dental bridge in place or to cover a dental implant.
- To cover misshapen teeth.
- To cover severely discolored teeth.
Sometimes gum disease, injury, decay or simply wear results in the loss of a teeth. A large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if it isnt corrected. Over time your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move about, moving into the gap and resulting in discomfort, pain and more problems down the road. Porcelain bridges “bridge the gap” in your smile. We create a lifelike, functional bridge to correct your smile, restore your bite and alleviate your discomfort.
Missing teeth can cause your smile to undergo significant changes. A bridge is used to fill in the gap created by a missing tooth or teeth. It is made of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a tooth-like restoration in between. Bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants and are typically made of metals, alloys or porcelain. Porcelain makes the restoration look like real teeth in shape and color.
You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Sometimes called “caps,” porcelain crowns are customized for you, covering broken, cracked or discolored teeth. Crowns are a durable, strong, long lasting method of enhancing both the look and functionality of your smile.