Were you told you need dental caps by a Toronto dentist? Dental caps in Toronto are a way to restore your smile if you have teeth that are damaged or missing. A cap can also help improve your bite and chewing function. This has a positive effect on your teeth appearance and the rest of your body like your digestive system.
What is a dental cap?
A cap, or crown, is a cover a dentist puts on a tooth. Dental caps restore a tooth’s normal shape, function and size. The primary purpose a dentist recommends dental caps is to improve the appearance of a tooth as well as make it stronger.
Why would I need dental caps?
There can be several reasons why the dentist recommends a cap for a tooth. A cap may be recommended if:
You have a tooth that is weakened, worn down or cracked
You had a root canal and the tooth needs a cap, or crown to protect the tooth
You want to cover a tooth that is badly misshapen or discolored
What are dental caps made from?
Dental caps can be made from a variety of high grade dental materials. They may be made from metal alloys, a composite resin, ceramics and porcelain or any combination of these materials. Usually, a cap is made with a material that will blend best with your natural teeth. The dentist will consider several factors when choosing the material a cap is made from. He will think about your preference, how visible the tooth is, the color and shade of the natural tooth and the functionality of the tooth.