What are dental crowns/tooth caps?
Under dental crown treatment, A crown is an artificial fixture used to cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. A crown performs a range of functions, including strengthening a damaged tooth, improving its appearance, shape or alignment. Crowns are also fixed on top of dental implants to offer a tooth-like shape and structure to function.
When do I need a dental crown?
- Weak tooth (root canal treated) protection
- To support a dental bridge
- Restore a chipped, cracked or worn-down tooth
- To cover a dental implant
- To cover misshaped or discolored teeth
Varieties of dental crowns/ Tooth replacement options
Permanent tooth crowns can be made from materials including:
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental Bridges are a prosthetic component that is aimed to fill the space created by one or more missing teeth. They are fixed on the support of existing teeth or implants and bridge the gap between tooth/teeth to offer full teeth and a perfect smile.
Dentures & False Teeth
Dentures are commonly referred to as false teeth. They are removable prosthetic devices that help in replacing missing teeth. Dentures are supported by soft and hard tissues that surround the oral cavity. One of the best known natural-looking solution, dentures enhance your appearance and promote dental health.
Dentures are a removable prosthetic solution that is made of acrylic or metal, usually. They are removable and are available in two types- full or partial dentures. The choice between full and partial dentures depends on how many teeth need to be restored.
Types of Dentures Available
In case when a complete set of teeth is missing the patients are recommended to avail complete dentures.
When only a few teeth are missing teeth, partial dentures are fixed. These dentures take the support of the remaining natural teeth to stand and function.