Crown, Caps & Bridges

Information About Crown, Caps & Bridges

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A crown or a cap is a covering around the entire outside surface of a tooth to restore it to its original shape and size.
A bridge is a fixed appliance (non-removable) that replaces a missing tooth or teeth.

  • A crown protects the tooth and make it stronger. Crowns are done for one of the following reasons:

    • After root canal treatment on a tooth.

    • Used on a tooth with a large filling.

    • Used on a fractured tooth or fractured filling.

    • Cosmetic reasons.

    • Use of fluoride for sensitivity.

  • White porcelain crowns and bridges can be applied to improve your smile.

  • Theses crowns or bridges blend with your existing teeth.

  • Crowns and bridges can be made out of many materials.

  • Porcelain fused to metal is the traditional material of choice. All porcelain crowns and bridges are becoming more popular for aesthetic reasons.

  • With advancements in dental material, Zirconia crowns and bridges are becoming very popular because they are not only more aesthetically pleassing, but strong too.

  • Good oral hygiene & regular dental visits will help in the maintenance of the crown/bridge.