A dental crown is also called a cap. It is a sort of a tooth-like cap that is placed over an existing tooth. It is used to strengthen, improve the appearance, or restore a tooth. A crown fits over a tooth just like a thimble fits over a fingertip. There are a few reasons why you might need to see a dentist to get dental crowns in Toronto.
Why You May Need a Crown
Crowns can serve a variety of functions. They can be used to provide additional strength for a tooth that is being used for a bridge. Perhaps the most common use for a crown is when a tooth has lost too much of its structure and it can not handle a filling. They may also be used if a tooth is broken or when a tooth is fractured.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
There are some distinct benefits associated with dental crowns including:
Replacing missing teeth (used as a support for those teeth that are part of a bridge)
Provides support for a broken tooth or one that is misshaped
They look natural
Improves the aesthetics of a smile and enhances one’s appearance
Can help correct some functional chewing difficulties
Will a dental crown keep me from needing a root canal?
There are a few instances when getting a crown can prevent a root canal. If the decay in a tooth has not gone deep enough to affect the nerve, you are probably a good candidate for a crown. The key is to have enough tooth left to work with to place a peg to hold a crown. However, in many cases, the crown will not keep you from needing a root canal and sometimes a patient needs a root canal even though they had a crown placed.
Properly aligned teeth not only give you a beautiful smile, but they can significantly improve your overall dental health.
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