Crowns and Dental Braces

A crown is a full coverage restoration that is used on badly damaged teeth, teeth that have had a root canal or on top of a dental implant. If a tooth needs more a dramatic change than veneers or enamel shaping can provide, crowns are an option. The outer part of the tooth is removed and a crown is placed over it. The crown can be made to fit in with your other teeth. It’s like a fresh start for your tooth. 

Dental braces are tools designed to help correct certain problems with your teeth such as crowding, crooked teeth, gapped teeth, overbite, etc. Many people get teeth braces when they’re young, but also adults get them too. The type of braces you need depends on the severity and type of your problem. Braces slowly straighten and align your teeth helping to restore function to your teeth and make eating more comfortable.

At Afya Dental care we normally fabricate Zirconia crowns which are the strongest dental crowns. They are made of zirconium, which is a silicate material which blends best with other teeth, making it very Aesthetic compared to other crowns. Most crowns last for several years.


Braces can help correct crowded or crooked teeth or an uneven bite. Braces have become much smaller and less noticeable over the years. Brackets, the part of the braces that attach to each tooth, can sometimes be attached to the back of the tooth to make them less noticeable. Some brackets are clear or tooth colored—which help braces blend in. In some cases, treatment may be done without using braces at all. A series of clear, removable aligners are used to move your teeth over time. These aligners are more discreet than traditional braces.

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