What is a Crown?
When teeth are broken down or weakened by recurrent bouts of dental decay and are restored with substantial fillings, crowns offer an ideal way to rebuild them.
While simultaneously restoring the tooth to its ideal shape, appearance, and functional position, they can prevent further tooth decay. Dental cement is used to hold a crown or “cap” that is placed over a tooth in place.
Your dentist may recommend a bridge as one of the treatments to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Use of dental implants or a removable denture are the alternatives.
A bridge is typically utilized when replacing fewer teeth. Although there are many different bridge designs that can be used, not every patient should receive a bridge as a form of treatment.
Your dentist will be in the best position to tell you whether a bridge is the best solution for you after a thorough examination, and if so, what design would be ideal.