Crown and Caps Ottawa
Crowns are dental restorations that protect damaged, cracked or broken teeth. Dental crowns, often referred to as caps, sit over the entire part of the tooth that lies above the gum line.
Unlike dentures, Crowns and Bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented either onto existing natural teeth or artificial implants. You can take out your dentures daily and clean them by yourself but you will need the assistance of an Ottawa dentist in order to remove a crown or bridge. Crown is used for capping an entire tooth that is damaged. Not only does it add to the strength of the tooth, it also improves the appearance and shape of it. On the other hand, bridges are used to fill up the space left by one or more missing teeth. The remaining teeth tend to rotate and shift in these empty spaces and this causes an imbalance which can lead to temporomandibular joint disorders and gum diseases.