A crown can be used to restore a tooth that is stained, broken or has a large filling. To apply a crown the tooth can be damaged but not lost. It is also called a cap, as it is a hollow artificial tooth. It can be used to cover a decayed or discoloured tooth that looks and acts like a natural tooth.
There are several different kinds of crowns like:
A dental bridge is one or more artificial teeth that a dentists uses to fill a gap of one or more missing teeth in your mouth. Dental bridges are custom-made to provide each patient with a natural-looking smile.
Replacing missing teeth can help to prevent future dental issues like gum disease from developing so you can maintain your oral health.
Your dentist may use a dental bridge to: