A dental crown – also known as cap – restores a tooth’s shape, size, and strength. It fully encases the visible portion of your tooth or dental implant. Your Dentist will recommend the best type of crown for your dental restoration needs based on the chewing placement and structure of the tooth or implant that requires protection. A bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridge is bonded to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. Once crown or bridge is permanently bonded in place, only a Dentist or Specialist can remove it. There are three types of crown and bridge: Full Porcelain, Full Metal, Porcelain Fused to Metal.
Because crowns & bridges are custom-made, they are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, but still intact, a dental crown may be right for you. If your tooth is missing and it’s position is surrounded by other teeth, a bridge may be the solution for replacing the missing tooth or teeth.