Dental crowns are used to restore damaged teeth. They are prepared to mimic the shape, size and colour of your surrounding teeth.
You can use a crown on a cracked tooth with deep cavities or for a variety of other reasons, such as to protect teeth that have undergone root canal treatment; to provide extra support for bridges; or to cover poorly shaped or coloured teeth. They are made of a very durable, long lasting material which covers and protects your remaining tooth structure from further damage.
Bridges replace one or more missing or damaged teeth. They consist of an artificial tooth that is anchored to the natural teeth on each side of the gap. A bridge can stabilize the bite of a patient; dental bridges prevent the surrounding teeth from moving or shifting in the mouth.
A missing tooth that is not replaced may cause surrounding teeth to become unstable and require removal, or make the teeth harder to clean, compromising oral health.
Unlike partial dentures, bridges are permanent; patients cannot remove them.