Dental crowns have a similar purpose as dentures (to fortify or replace a tooth), but unlike dentures, dental crowns and bridges are only removable with the assistance of a dentist. One explanation for the popularity of dental crowns in Abbotsford is that they can create a highly realistic substitute for natural teeth, which means a more attractive smile, too!
Although we have lumped them under our cosmetic dentistry section, dental crowns also offer restorative benefits, such as:
If you are considering dental crowns, Abbotsford patients of Medora Dental Care can request a consultation at any time — give us a call, today!
How Do Dental Crowns Function?
Crowns are used to “cap” or encapsulate a tooth that has been damaged or received some form of restorative treatment such as root canal therapy. But, a crown can also act as a form of cosmetic prosthesis when it is used to cover a tooth that does not respond to whitening, or a tooth with a shape that is unattractive.
With proper care, dental crowns can last the entirety of your life. Although, like natural teeth, dental crowns can fall out or become loose under certain circumstances such as trauma or periodontal disease. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, you should brush and floss twice a day, or at a schedule determined by your dentist.