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Reasons You May Need Dental Caps In Toronto

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 cavity that is too large to be filled
  • You have a missing tooth and an adjacent tooth needs to be strengthened to support a bridge
  • You need to cover an implant
  • 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.

Properly aligned teeth not only give you a beautiful smile, but they can significantly improve your overall dental health.
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