A crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a tooth. It is used to cover the tooth to reestablish its size and shape, strength, and improve its overall appearance.

The crowns, when bonded into place, fully enclose the visible portion of a tooth that is positioned at and above the gum line, entirely.

Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?

A dental crown may be required in one of the following situations:

  1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to bind together parts of a split tooth
  2. To restore a previously broken tooth or a tooth that has been extremely worn down
  3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of the original tooth remaining
  4. To hold a dental bridge securely in place
  5. To cover contorted or severely discolored teeth
  6. To cover a dental implant
  7. To make a corrective, cosmetic modification

What is a Bridge?

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and have a false tooth/teeth in between. These artificial teeth can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these metals. Dental bridges can be supported by either natural or fake teeth

What Are the Profits of Having Dental Bridges?

Bridges have the ability to:

  • Renew your smile
  • Reinstate the ability to speak and chew properly
  • Preserve the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position