Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown is a full coverage restoration that goes over your whole tooth.
Dental crowns have several benefits:
- Dental crowns protect your teeth.
- If your tooth has a large filling, or your tooth is full of several different large fillings it is at a high risk of breaking. The joins where the fillings meet your tooth and where the fillings meet each other are weak. Back teeth especially get a lot of wear and tear, so once a tooth has been broken or had a large cavity and gotten a big filling, it is likely to break again. The crown binds everything together.
- If your tooth has had a root canal treatment, it has probably had a lot of large fillings too. Additionally a root canal means that your dentist cut a long channel down the centre of the tooth. This makes back teeth in particular very vulnerable to breaking. The crown holds the tooth together.
- Improve the look of your tooth. If you're had a lot of fillings in your tooth, or a root canal that has discoloured it, a crown can greatly improve the appearance so it blends in with your other teeth for a more natural result.