There are two general categories of fillings - direct and indirect. Direct fillings are usually done with composite resins, or tooth-coloured fillings, and provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small to mid-size fillings. Indirect fillings have to be molded to fit over your tooth, and are less commonly used.
A crown is a tooth-shaped "cap", usually made of the strong zirconium, or the highly aesthetic ceramic or porcelain, or less frequently, of gold.
When would a crown be recommended?
To protect a weak tooth (for instance, after a root canal) from breaking or to hold together a cracked tooth.
To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left.
To make cosmetic modifications in terms of shape and/or colour.
We use a state-of-the-art digital scanner to take digital impressions. Studies demonstrate that crowns fabricated from digital intra-oral scanners were equally or more accurate than those produced from traditional impression materials. The scanners are particularly helpful for people with a strong gag reflex who can’t tolerate a tray loaded with impression material.
Missing teeth can be restored with the help of various dental treatments including implants, dentures or bridges. The bridge consists of an artificial tooth flanked by a crown on each side. Bridges are sometimes also attached to dental implants.
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to eliminate pain and infection by removing the tooth pulp. Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a difficult treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthetics.
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