Dental Cap or Dental Crown?

There is no difference whatsoever between dental caps and crowns. At Smile Sarasota, Dr. Still does both laboratory crowns and CEREC “Same Day” crowns, depending on the situation.

A crown is a restoration that covers, or “caps,” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem.

If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn’t get worse. Crowns are also used to restore a tooth when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.

So…if you have a broken tooth, a broken cap (OR a broken crown), Dr. Adam Still at Smile Sarasota can help!

 

Source: The Academy of General Dentistry