What are Crowns & Bridges?
Both bridges and crowns are restorative dental treatments that could be used help to restore a smile's normal appearance and function.
They are able to fill space left by missing teeth and could also help you maintain the natural shape of your face and return your ability to chew and speak properly.
By repairing structural issues like missing or damaged teeth with a dental crown or bridge, your dentists can change the appearance of your smile and preserve your oral health.
Dental crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that are placed over an entire tooth that has been damaged or decayed in order to protect it and restore its original size, shape, and colour. Dental crowns help strengthen and change the appearance of a broken tooth that may otherwise be lost.
They can protect weak teeth, replace large fillings, change the appearance of a single tooth, and prevent further damage to a tooth.
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 dental restoration that offers a natural appearance. It 'bridges' a gap of missing teeth in your mouth. Made up of one or more artificial teeth, the bridge is attached to the teeth on both sides of the gap in order to fill the space.
A bridge helps keep the other teeth from shifting positions to fill the space, which could result in more serious dental problems including gum disease.
When a bridge is installed, it is permanently installed onto the natural teeth, making it hard to remove. Remember that while a tooth bridge is a stable and durable option, if the teeth near it are damaged or weak, it might affect your dental bridge treatment.