A crown (cap) is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and look of a natural tooth.
Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth that have been broken or have been weakened by decay. Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials including porcelain, All-ceramic, Glass and Gold-Alloy.
When having a crown fitted, a layer of the outer surface of the tooth is removed leaving a strong inner core. The amount of the tooth that is removed will be the same thickness of the crown. Once the tooth is shaped the dentist will take a series of impressions which will be given to a dental technician to make the crown.
A dental bridge is a structure between two crowns to fill the gap where teeth are missing. Bridges help maintain the shape of your face and restore your smile.