Also referred to as a dental cap, dental crowns are installed to restore the size, shape and function of a damaged tooth. Crowns are often recommended on teeth which have been heavily restored, are broken, or have undergone root canal treatment. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap”. It is cemented over a tooth to improve the strength, shape and appearance of the tooth. Once your crown has been fixed in place, your tooth will be stronger and last longer.
Also known as fixed bridge treatment, a dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The appliance is cemented across an area that has missing teeth to serve as a replacement and is made up of an artificial tooth (crown) attached to 2 or more abutment crowns. Bridges can be either fixed or removable, whichever is right for you. They look and feel like natural teeth and will last for years to come.
If you have badly damaged or missing teeth, a dental crown or bridge from Dr. Richard Cook Family Dentistry may provide the solution. Contact us today in Huntsville, Ontario to book an appointment.