Crowns and the majority of bridges are fixed artificial devices that are used for tooth repair and replacement. They cannot be removed except by a dentist, as they are firmly cemented onto teeth or implants.
Dental crowns can help repair a damaged or broken teeth caused by tooth decay. The crown gives strength to the damaged tooth, restores function and can improve the chipped tooth’s appearance.
A bridge is one of the options possible that can be used to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Here at You First Dental in Airdrie we can offer both crowns and bridges as tooth repair or replacement option.
Dental crowns covers or “caps” a damaged tooth and provides strength to it, as well as improving the tooth’s appearance and shape. A crown may also be put over a dental implant to improve its function and appearance.
At You First Dental in Airdrie we can offer crowns in ceramic or porcelain, which we can match to the colour of your existing teeth. We can also access metal alloys and gold, which often have more strength than porcelain and can be used on back teeth where they are not as noticeable.
Dental crowns are used to:
- replace a big filling when the damage to the tooth is severe
- provide protection for a weak tooth
- restore the function of a broken tooth
- attach a dental bridge
- conceal a dental implant
- conceal the appearance of an unsightly or badly shaped tooth
- conceal a tooth that has had a root canal treatment