CROWNS & BRIDGES

Purpose of a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are used to protect a heavily damaged or decayed tooth and to prevent further tooth decay. It also helps restore the form, size, and strength of the decaying tooth. Consult with the experts at High Prairie & Area Dental Centre to see if a dental crown is right for you!

When Dental Crowns Should Be Considered

There are a number of reasons dental crowns could be considered by your dentist.

Broken Tooth

If your tooth is severely damaged, cracked, or broken, a crown may be considered to salvage what is left of the original tooth and to prevent further exposure and damage to the tooth.

Weak Tooth

If the doctor feels that your tooth is highly susceptible to decay or damage, a crown may be considered to prevent potential damage to the tooth

Filling Replacement

When a tooth requires a filling but isn’t big enough for the filling, a crown could be considered.

Cover Discoloration

If your tooth is severely discolored, a crown may be considered as a cosmetic cover up for the discoloration.

Abutment Tooth

When preparing for a dental bridge it’s important to create a steady foundation for the bridge. Abutment teeth are prepared with a crown to secure the dental bridge.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges can be used to replace missing teeth. The doctor will prepare the two teeth on either side of the gap, called abutment teeth. A single cap will be used to cover them along with the replacement tooth. Dental bridges serve a number of important purposes for your oral health, including restoring the shape of your smile and preventing your existing teeth from drifting.

When Dental Crowns Should Be Considered

There are a number of reasons dental crowns could be considered by your dentist.

Broken Tooth

If your tooth is severely damaged, cracked, or broken, a crown may be considered to salvage what is left of the original tooth and to prevent further exposure and damage to the tooth.

Weak Tooth

If the doctor feels that your tooth is highly susceptible to decay or damage, a crown may be considered to prevent potential damage to the tooth

Filling Replacement

When a tooth requires a filling but isn’t big enough for the filling, a crown could be considered.

Cover Discoloration

If your tooth is severely discolored, a crown may be considered as a cosmetic cover up for the discoloration.

Abutment Tooth

When preparing for a dental bridge it’s important to create a steady foundation for the bridge. Abutment teeth are prepared with a crown to secure the dental bridge.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges can be used to replace missing teeth. The doctor will prepare the two teeth on either side of the gap, called abutment teeth. A single cap will be used to cover them along with the replacement tooth. Dental bridges serve a number of important purposes for your oral health, including restoring the shape of your smile and preventing your existing teeth from drifting.

Do you think you may need a dental crown or bridge? Call High Prairie & Area Dental Centre at 780-523-4448 today to learn which treatment option is right for you!

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