What is a crown?
A crown is essentially a cap which sits over your tooth to protect it. A crown is cemented onto a tooth and helps to restore its function and increase its fracture resistance. Crowns are often advised for teeth with previous root canal treatment to reduce the risk of fracture. They are also a great option for restoring heavily filled teeth, poorly formed teeth, or discoloured teeth.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is a restoration used to replace a missing tooth. It consists of 2 or more crowns which are fused together to replace a gap and is bonded directly to 1 or more teeth.
What are crowns and bridges made of?
Numerous materials and techniques can be used to construct crowns and bridges. Crowns and bridges are usually made of porcelain, zirconia, gold, or a combination of metal and porcelain. Your dentist will assess your needs and make recommendations best suited to you.