Dental Crowns Help Strengthen Weaker Teeth

Dental Crowns Help Strengthen Weaker Teeth


Using dental crowns Ajax can help strengthen a weak tooth in order to be able to keep that tooth.

Caps or crowns are often used if the tooth has had to have a lot of filling put in it leaving just a little tooth to support the filling. The cap is glued into place so that it covers the entire tooth providing strength to what is left.

Your dentist Ajax ON will determine if you need a cap to help protect your tooth.

Type of materials caps come in

There are 5 different materials that you can get caps made from. These materials include;

  • Resin
  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Stainless steel
  • Metals such as gold

Some of these materials can be combined such as porcelain fused to metal to make a cap. Which one is right for you will depend on several factors such as which tooth is the cap being placed on, the cost, if you have allergies to certain materials, and wear.

A cap for a molar has to be strong as the molars do most of the work of chewing so porcelain is not a good choice for a molar however resin or stainless steel would be fine.

Your Ajax dentist will help you determine which materials will best suit your needs.

Reasons for caps

There a number of reasons you would need a cap that ranges from tooth decay to trauma.

If the tooth has decayed and needs a large filling a cap will be used to help strengthen what is left of the tooth and the filling.

Wyndam Manor Dental Care can have caps made from all these materials and with the skilled dentist on board you can be sure that the best material was chosen for your situation and will last for a long time.



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