Also known as a cap, a Dental Crown is a casing used to cover a damaged tooth that cannot be restored with a filling. Commonly done after a root canal treatment, crowns are meant to strengthen the tooth and protect it against breakage. Dental crowns not only help protect your teeth, they are aesthetically pleasing as well.
Custom-made to blend seamlessly into your smile, crowns are crafted to looks as natural as the rest of your teeth. And since this procedure provides an ideal solution if one or more of your teeth are affected, it can even help you restore the integrity of your bite.
Sometimes dental crowns can be used as part of a dental bridge to secure artificial teeth. Now, keep in mind that a bridge is a device that fills the gap where teeth are absent and it is a great option to restore your dental health. In fact, dental health is the most important reason for a bridge.
While their main function is the same, attaching artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, bridges come in two different types: Permanent (fixed bridges) or removable. After assessing your case, we’ll discuss your best option and make sure you are happy with the results.
At John Ickowicz D.D.S., we guarantee that you will walk out of your appointment with a healthy smile. Contact us today for more information about dental crowns and bridges!