Our teeth are subject to wear and tear over time including age, broken fillings and decay. These can lead to wearing down, cracking or breakage of teeth. When the roots of a tooth are healthy but the surface of the tooth is damaged, then a crown will prevent losing the tooth.
Dental crowns are tooth caps that cover the entire visible surface of the affected tooth and protect the weak, damaged tooth. As well as protecting the teeth, a crown also aesthetically enhances the appearance of the tooth by making it life-like and functional.
A dental bridge is a false tooth or teeth that have been fused between crowns to fill the gaps left by missing teeth. Teeth can fall out for a number of reasons including disease, decay or trauma. A bridge is used to restore the look of the teeth and their function.
Bridgework is most commonly used when there are only a few missing teeth as they are anchored to surrounding natural teeth. The bridge and crowns are designed to blend in with natural teeth and should be undetectable.
If you would like to know more about crowns & bridges please contact us or book an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.