Restore Broken or Missing Teeth
Crowns and caps or bridges, however you wanna term that, is replacing something that’s either missing or broken. We see a lot of teeth that have had fillings in the past and those fillings might have been larger. And as those fillings tend to wear over time, we see parts of teeth that start to become thin and prone to fracture. A crown or a cap is something we place on a tooth so that we can permanently replace it with something that will be supported and you can function with it. It’s just something that goes over the top and fills in the spaces. And so, you can still function, just like you can with a glove on your hand. By doing that, we can actually improve function.
How many times have I heard patients say, I can finally chew on that side, or I don’t feel uncomfortable chewing on that side because I’m worried something’s gonna break or something was sensitive? Whatever the case may be because we hear that a lot. Filling in a space where someone’s had a missing space for years and now that they can function there, wow, that’s amazing. But ultimately, we have options to make teeth look like teeth, function like teeth, and materials are such that we don’t have to compromise anymore. We don’t have to compromise.