A crown (sometimes referred to as a cap) is a full coverage restoration that restores the anatomical surfaces of a damaged or fractured tooth to their original contour and function. The anatomical surfaces are the parts of the tooth that you can see above the gum line. Typically, this type of restoration is recommended when there is very little tooth structure left to restore. The retention of filling material is poor without adequate surface to which the material will adhere. This results in the tooth requiring both constant and frequent repair.
A crown is permanently cemented onto the prepared tooth structure. This type of restorative procedure is often a dentist’s treatment of choice because of the excellent clinical results achieved in creating a strong, permanent restoration. The aesthetic quality of these restorations enhances the overall appearance of the smile, one of our most important communicative features.
The two types of crowns that are commonly used are:
A patient will benefit from this procedure by having a permanently restored, functional and aesthetically pleasing tooth that blends in with the remainder of your natural teeth.
Every tooth in your mouth provides support, structure and function to the jaw. Absence of even a single tooth can cause the adjacent teeth to drift into the position of the missing tooth. Sometimes only the roots will drift causing pressure on neighbouring teeth and reducing the support of other teeth. This drifting is only evident on a dental x-ray.
A bridge is a dental prosthesis that is used to replace one or more missing teeth in the same arch. A bridge is permanently cemented into the mouth; therefore, you cannot remove it. It provides solid support to the structure of the jaw and prevents adjacent teeth from shifting.
Although a partial removal denture can also replace a missing tooth, it can compromise the health of the underlying gum tissue and cause bone loss. A permanently cemented fixed bridge will provide support to the jaw and protect the integrity of the gums. You will benefit by enjoying a permanently restored, functional and aesthetically pleasing bridge that replaces the missing tooth or teeth within the dental arch. You will never have to be concerned with ill-fitting partial dentures again.
Whether you are looking for dental crowns or dental bridges in Brampton, then you should consider Hakeem Dental your first point of contact. Both of these oral devices are integral when it comes to restoring a damaged tooth or teeth. Dental crowns can strengthen and improve the appearance of your teeth, while bridges work as the foundation on which crowns are placed. Ideally, the former is suggested if you are undergoing a root-canal surgery, while bridges are used and when one or several artificial teeth has to be installed. These bridges are used to fill in the gap created by missing teeth. Some of the benefits of dental crowns and bridges are:
If you want to know more about dental crowns in Brampton or dental bridges in Brampton, then you should get in touch with Hakeem Dental. We will be happy to share all the detail you want to know. Schedule an appointment now.