Sometimes, teeth are damaged due to cavities, heavy bite forces, trauma, or normal functioning. If a root canal is needed to salvage a severely compromised nerve, the tooth may be especially fragile. Many situations can leave teeth in danger of loss if treatment is bypassed. Dental crowns, or caps, allow these teeth to be rebuilt and covered with materials that mimic nature. Not only are most “capped” teeth indistinguishable from natural teeth, but they’re also extremely secure and comfortable.
Crowns can be crafted to repair a single tooth or multiple teeth (including the entire mouth) or with dental implants to fill a space. When missing teeth enter the equation, special consideration might be given to placing a dental bridge or implants.