- Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental crowns are fabricated caps that are used to protect and restore teeth which are damaged by excessive decay. Dental crowns are a full coverage restoration, so Dr. Oweis, your Calgary Alberta dentist, will likely advise an alternative option such as one of the more conservative treatments available if possible before deciding upon dental crown as a procedure.
Dental crowns, Dental bridges and Dental Implants:
These terms can be confusing as they are all restorations for missing or severely decayed teeth. Dental crowns are used in treating teeth in which composite fillings alone will not suffice
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth with a titanium screw to act as the tooth roots and a dental crown placed along the gum line to resemble a natural tooth.
A dental bridge is used in cases where two or more teeth are missing or decayed to the point where they require extraction.
A crown is placed on the adjacent teeth directly next to the missing teeth site. For example, if two teeth are missing, crowns will be placed on the natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth gap. These crowns are connected to tooth replacements which will be placed in the empty spaces where the natural teeth once were hence, forming a bridge.
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