Your teeth are the foundation of a beautiful smile. But, not everyone has a perfect set of pearly whites. Your teeth can withstand a limited amount of stress before the damage starts to show. At times, accidents occur, and you get cracked or chipped teeth.
In all these scenarios, a host of procedures can be done to repair or replace a tooth. One of the options that our Oshawa dentist can use is dental caps. You can get dental caps for front teeth or molar caps, depending on your situation.
If you are wondering whether there is a difference between dental caps and crowns, there is none. The terms can be used interchangeably. The term “caps” tends to capture the essence of the procedure better since a cap covers the tooth.
It is a prosthetic object that resembles your natural tooth, which is cemented on the affected tooth. It is firmly put in place, and only our Oshawa dentist can remove it.
A crown is typically made from a variety of materials, such as porcelain or metal. Before you get a crown you have to consider:
Aesthetics are also a key factor, especially for the front teeth.
You might be a suitable candidate for dental crowns in the following situations:
To restore a worn out or a broken tooth.
In children, dental crowns can be used under the following circumstances:
Other than cost, durability, and strength, the kind of material used is critical in the choosing process. In fact, the material used determines the cost, durability, and strength. The main types of dental crowns are as follows:
These are made of ceramic or porcelain and are made to resemble your teeth, from the color to texture. If you need a dental crown for a front tooth, this is the one best suited for the job because of its aesthetic quality.
Some pros are:
This cap is more durable than the all-porcelain crown because it is fused to a metal structure.
These crowns are usually an alloy of copper, gold, and other metals such as chromium or nickel. They are an excellent choice when it comes to back teeth restorations.
These crowns are relatively new in the market, and they are made out of Zirconium. These crowns have good aesthetics as the porcelain crowns and strength as the metal crowns. They are a more popular choice today.
Your crowns’ lifespan depends on your habits and the “wear and tear” they have been exposed to. On average, though, they will last approximately 15 years.
If you need a front tooth cap or molar caps, contact our dentist at Harmony Dental Care to book an appointment.