CROWN & BRIDGE
If you want your smile to be your crowning glory, you need healthy, attractive teeth. When they are cracked, stained or damaged, however, your teeth detract from your dental health and your appearance, too. To restore them, your dentist may recommend crowns.
A crown is a restoration that covers, or caps, a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth. A crown is placed for a number of reasons:
To support a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
To attach a bridge
To protect weak teeth from fracturing
To restore fractured teeth
To cover badly shaped or discoloured teeth
To cover a dental implant
Space left by missing teeth affect the rest of your teeth. These gaps can cause chewing problems. If even one tooth is missing.other teeth may slowly shift out of place. This changes the way your teeth fit together (your bite). A poor bite may make your jaw sore. Your teeth may become harder to clean, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.