What Are Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are both dental treatments used to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile.
These treatments can help to fill spaces left by missing teeth and can also help you maintain your natural facial shape in addition to returning your ability to speak and chew properly.
Our dentists can alter your smile's appearance and help preserve your oral health by repairing structural problems like damaged or missing teeth using a dental crown or bridge.
Dental crowns are artificial teeth are hollow tooth replacements that are placed over an entire decayed or damaged tooth to restore its original shape, size and colour. Dental crowns can help strengthen and alter the appearance of a broken tooth that may otherwise result in tooth loss.
Crowns can be made of a variety of materials to make them strong, such as porcelain and metal. They look and function like natural teeth, and if properly cared for, they can last 10 or more years.
A dental bridge is a tooth restoration option that consists of natural-looking tooth replacements that 'bridge' a gap of missing teeth in your mouth. Made up of artificial teeth, the dental bridge is affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap to fill the space.
The purpose of a bridge is to help prevent your other teeth from shifting positions to fill the space, which could lead to more serious dental issues such as gum disease.