What Are Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are both restorative dental treatments that can help to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile.
They can fill the space left by missing teeth and can also help you maintain your natural facial shape, as well as return your ability to speak and chew properly.
By repairing structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth using a dental crown or bridge, our dentists can change your smile's appearance – and help preserve your oral health.
Dental crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that are placed over a decayed or damaged tooth to restore its original shape, size, and colour. They help change the appearance and strength of a broken tooth that may otherwise be lost.
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 should be a natural-looking restoration that 'bridges' a gap of missing teeth in your mouth. Made up of one or more artificial teeth, the bridge is affixed to the teeth on either side of the gap to fill the space.
A dental bridge helps to prevent your other teeth from shifting positions to fill the space. Without a dental crown, more serious dental issues including gum disease could occur.