Dental crowns, also known as caps, are a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth or after a root canal. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from a variety of synthetic materials such as porcelain and are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal allows us to treat a tooth with a diseased nerve without having to remove it. Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. Root canal therapy involves removing the diseased tissue in order to halt the spread of infection while restoring and saving the healthy portion of the tooth.