A dental crown is a tooth shaped ‘cap’ that is placed over a tooth to restore its strength and to improve its appearance. A crown will protect those teeth that cannot be restored with other types of fillings.
Dental crowns are the most permanent solution for a number of issues that may affect our teeth:
A dental bridge can be a very good solution for a missing tooth. While there are various types of bridges, they typically involve placing a crown on the teeth either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth to them to close the gap where the missing tooth would otherwise be. A bridge is fixed in place and cannot be removed.
There are a number of reasons why people will have bridges: