A Crown is a Tooth-Shaped “Cap” Placed Over a Weak or Damaged Tooth
After a large cavity is formed in a tooth, the tooth will become too brittle to hold a filling. At this point it is best to cover the entire tooth with a crown to prevent further chipping and breaking of the enamel. With our modern dental materials, we can create beautiful white crowns that will match the other teeth.
Bridges are a great way of replacing missing teeth. After a tooth has been extracted, a bridge can be placed on the adjacent teeth, with a replacement crown in-between. This provides strength and durability because the entire bridge is fused together with the replacement tooth in the middle. The replacement tooth rests on the gumline to produce a naturally looking crown that is easy to clean.
A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that’s placed over a weak or damaged tooth to improve its shape, size, strength, or appearance. Most crowns last five to 15 years and can be made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, or ceramic. Before a crown is seated, the existing tooth is filed down; then the crown is cemented over it, fully encasing the tooth.
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