A dental crown provides effective protection for the tooth that it covers. This is important when a dental filling is not an option. Crowns are used to cover teeth that are weak, cracked, broken, or severely worn down.
If a tooth has a large filling, and there isn’t much tooth left, a crown can provide the necessary support and protection.
Crowns are also used to cover dental implants, and to hold a dental bridge in place.
Dental crowns can be used to cover teeth that are significantly misshapen or discoloured. Crowns are shaped like teeth, and are not noticeable to others. This not only improves the appearance of the covered tooth, but the overall look of your smile too.
Missing teeth can cause several problems. It can affect how you chew and speak. Remaining teeth can move. Your smile and even the shape of your face can also be affected. Either dentures or a dental bridge can be used to remedy the problem.
A dental bridge is an alternative to dentures. The teeth on either side of the gap are covered by dental crowns. These crowns serve to anchor the false teeth that are inserted to replace the missing teeth.
With a bridge in place, nobody will know that you lost a tooth! You will be able to chew, speak, and smile with ease again.