At Bracken Ridge Dental, we understand how important it is for you to have a healthy, attractive smile. That’s why we may recommend a dental crown or cap when needed.
A dental crown or cap is a customized repair that is provided over a tooth to safeguard or enhance its strength or formation.
Our dentists may recommend a crown for many reasons, and in this blog post, we’ll be discussing why your dentist may suggest a crown or cap for your teeth.
To save a tooth that has been weakened by deterioration
At Bracken Ridge Dental, we may recommend a crown or cap to protect a tooth that has been weakened by decay. Tooth decay can weaken a tooth, making it more prone to fractures, cracks and further decay.
A dental crown is designed to encase the entire visible portion of a tooth and provide an extra layer of protection. It also helps to maintain the strength of the weakened tooth and prevent further damage.
Our dentists use special materials to make sure that the crown is a perfect fit and matches the shade of your other teeth, giving you a natural-looking smile.
To keep a tooth with a considerable filling
At Bracken Ridge Dental, our dentists may recommend a crown to support a tooth that has a large filling. A large filling is vulnerable to breakage because it can become weak due to decay or other damage.
To protect the tooth from further damage, our dentists may place a crown on top of the large filling. The crown provides additional strength and stability to the tooth and helps to prevent the filling from cracking or breaking.
In some cases, a crown may also help to reduce sensitivity in the tooth by providing a protective barrier between the filling and the nerves in the tooth.
To maintain jointly parts of a broken tooth
At Bracken Ridge Dental, we understand the importance of restoring teeth damaged by cracking. Cracking can be caused by decay, trauma, or other forms of wear and tear.
A crown or cap can provide a layer of protection over a cracked tooth and help to keep it from becoming further damaged. The crown or cap will also hold the pieces of the cracked tooth together and help to prevent pain or sensitivity.
By using a crown or cap, we can help to restore your tooth’s original structure and protect it from further damage. Our dentists are highly skilled at fitting crowns and caps so that they look and feel natural.
We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care and helping them to maintain healthy smiles.
To restore a broken tooth
At Bracken Ridge Dental, we understand how upsetting it can be to have a broken tooth. Fortunately, a dental crown or cap can be used to protect and restore a broken tooth.
During the procedure, our dentists will first prepare the damaged tooth by removing any decayed material and shaping the remaining part of the tooth.
After preparing the tooth, they will take an impression of your mouth to create a custom-made restoration that fits perfectly over your tooth.
The restoration is then placed over the damaged tooth to give it strength and support. Once in place, you can enjoy your restored tooth with renewed confidence.