Crowns & Caps
So which is it, a cap or a crown?
Firstly, you might be asking what the difference between a crown and a cap is. The answer is that nothing at all is different, they are both interchangeable terms which describe a permanent restoration that goes over a tooth, covering 360'. Crowns (or caps) are made in a laboratory and are typically restorations that are needed when a tooth has been fractured or has become extensively decayed. A crown will completely restore your tooth to normal appearance and function.If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown (aka cap) to cover a tooth to help restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. Crowns are made in a laboratory to precisely fit your tooth and are typically restorations that are needed when a tooth has been fractured or has become extensively decayed. A crown will completely restore your tooth to normal appearance and function.
Should I get a crown?
A crown can also help by strengthening a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or are not shaped well. Caps can also be used to cover a dental implant.
How long does it take?
Crown restorations require two appointments to complete and are fabricated to match the surrounding teeth, giving the tooth a natural look which blends well. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your examination.