What are Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are both common restorative dental treatments that can help to restore the regular function and appearance of your smile.
These can be used to replace missing teeth and can also help you maintain your natural facial shape, as well as recover your ability to speak and chew properly.
By repairing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth using a dental crown or bridge, our dentists can change your smile's appearance – and preserve your oral health.
Dental crowns are hollow, artificial porcelain caps that are placed over an entire decayed or damaged tooth to restore a tooth's original function and appearance. Dental crowns help strengthen a broken tooth that may otherwise be lost as well as be used to attach bridges, cover dental implants.
Crowns are strong and can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain and metal. They look and function like natural teeth, and if cared for properly, can last 10 years or more.
A dental bridge is a natural-looking restoration that 'bridges' a gap of missing teeth in your mouth. Made up of one or more artificial natural-looking tooth replacements, the bridge is affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap to fill the space.
Bridges are custom-made and typically barely noticeable. They can restore the natural contour of teeth and the bite between upper and lower teeth which could lead to more serious dental issues including gum disease.