Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown is sometimes referred to as a ‘cap’. Although crowns can be used to improve the cosmetic appearance of malformed, discoloured or misshaped teeth, crowns will most often be used to restore ‘at risk’ teeth with large, worn fillings, cracks, very large cavities or that have undergone Root Canal treatment.
A bridge — a device used to replace missing teeth — attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth. Bridges are fixed and bonded into place.
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, it is difficult to do these things. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. Fixed crowns and/or bridges are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance.
The crown or bridge itself cannot decay, but decay can start where the edge of the crown joins the tooth, so continued good dental hygiene, preventative oral care and regular check-ups are very important.