What are Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are both restorative dental treatments that can help to restore the ideal appearance and function of your smile.
They are intended to fill space left by missing teeth and can also help maintain the natural shape of your face, as well as return your ability to properly speak and chew.
By repairing structural problems (such as damaged or missing teeth) using a dental crown or bridge, our dentists can alter your smile's appearance, preserving your oral health.
Dental crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that are placed over an entire decayed or damaged tooth to restore its original size, shape, and colour. Dental crowns help strengthen and change the appearance of a broken tooth that may otherwise be lost.
Crowns are strong and can be made from different materials, including porcelain and metal. They look and function like natural teeth, and can last 10 years or more if cared for properly.
A dental bridge is a natural-looking restoration option 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 in the space.
A bridge helps to prevent your other teeth from shifting positions to fill the space, which can cause more serious dental issues including gum disease.