Fonthill Marketplace Dental in Fonthill & Welland, ON gives patients bright and healthy smiles while preserving as much of your natural dental structure as possible. However, teeth that have been heavily restored, fractured, treated with root canal therapy or damaged beyond restoration, may require placement of a dental crown.
A tooth crown, or a ‘cap,’ has the shape and appearance of a natural tooth, but is made from a material that is strong and resistant to wear and tear. It fully covers the underlying structure and helps preserve the natural spacing of the teeth in your mouth. A crown might also be used to hold a dental bridge in place if you have gaps in your smile.
A dental bridges, just as the name indicates, is a fixed dental restoration that spans gaps in your smile created by one or more missing teeth. It relies on adjacent teeth that will create an anchor and support for the false tooth, known as pontic. A pontic is permanently attached to dental crowns on each side, that are later cemented onto the healthy neighbouring teeth, creating a permanent solution for a missing tooth, of few.
There are a few different types of crowns available :
● Porcelain-fused-to-metal Crowns: Porcelain crowns that are fused to a metal lining, are very popular for their strength and durability, and often used for teeth at the back of the mouth.
● All-Ceramic Crowns: Patients with metal allergies, or those needing crowns for the front teeth, might opt for a metal-free dental crown made out of ceramic. These crowns can blend with the colour of your natural teeth perfectly.
● All-Metal Crowns: Teeth that get a lot of heavy wear might require a metal crown. They are usually made of gold, platinum, or base-metal alloys.
● All Resin Crowns: These are generally very cost-effective, but often don’t have the durability of the other crowns.
With a wide selection of dental crowns available, be assured that our dentists in Fonthill & Welland ON office will suggest the best option for your tooth restoration needs.