Thomas Family Dentistry

What Is the Difference Between a Cap and a Crown on Your Teeth?

April 28, 2022
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Posted By: Thomas Family Dentistry

Are you currently researching different dental treatments? Maybe you've heard personal experiences from others concerning treatments, and some of the terminology and names for procedures sound overwhelming. With all of the different treatments available, patients can easily feel confused. At Thomas Family Dentistry, we do our best to provide clear and transparent information about all of our treatments to benefit our patients' oral health!

What Are Dental Crowns?

When reading online or talking with others, you've probably heard of dental 'caps' or crowns that sit on top of an existing tooth, dental implant, or dental bridge. "Dental cap" is simply another name for dental crowns. Custom-made dental crowns improve damaged teeth, functionality, and structure or work as part of a tooth-replacement method. Our patients in the Hermitage area may benefit from dental crown treatments in the following situations:

  • Severe damage to a tooth from tooth decay
  • Worn or eroded teeth
  • Cracked or fractured teeth
  • Root canal procedures
  • Dental implants and dental bridges
  • Cosmetic dentistry

For other questions about dental crowns in Hermitage, PA, and how they can help your oral health, don't hesitate to give us a call at (724) 347-2722.

How Do Dental Crowns Improve My Oral Health?

Patients with dental crowns can enjoy restored functionality and benefits to their cosmetic dental appearance by fixing an existing tooth or replacing a missing one. Dental crowns also offer some of the following benefits:

  • Pain relief from damaged teeth
  • Lower risk for decay and infection
  • Improved function
  • Support for surrounding teeth
  • Improved sense of self-esteem in photos and social situations

Contact Our Dental Clinic in Hermitage, PA

We understand how confusing different treatments and dental terminology can sound, but our team is here to help! You've come to the right place if you have questions about specific procedures, potential treatments, or require an initial consultation! New and existing patients can reach our office by calling (724) 347-2722 or simply booking online.

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