A dental cap is another term for a dental crown. Both terms refer to a helpful and standard procedure that is useful at strengthening a tooth that has been compromised by both decay, tooth wear or injury. The reason they are referred to as caps is that they are placed over the top of existing teeth to provide a cover like a helmet.
Dental caps are made from a wide range of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, metal, or a combination of them. The best thing about crowns is that they can be made completely invisible, which is why they are also used for cosmetic treatments such as cracked, misshapen and even missing teeth when used in an implant procedure.
Cusp capping with composite filling material may sometimes be suggested as a more cost-effective alternative to crowns.
Your dental cap treatment will consist of two stages and will require two appointments. The appointments will run as follows:
Once the crown has been fitted, it functions as a regular tooth. You can chew all the food you love, you just have to make sure you look after it. That means brushing and flossing daily, following a healthy diet that limits sugary and acidic foods while emphasising nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables.
We also provide treatment that includes full crowns, veneered and indirect restoration.