When teeth are missing or damaged, crowns and bridges are used to restore, enhance or replace them. A crown, also referred to as a cap, can cover a damaged tooth entirely. Once a crown is placed the appearance, alignment, and shape of the tooth dramatically improve.
Crowns may be used to :
To fill the space left when teeth are missing, a bridge is the ideal method. A bridge uses the teeth on either side to support artificial teeth. The artificial teeth on the bridge will replace the missing tooth both cosmetically and functionally. Creating a bridge is as much as a science as it is an art. Multiple materials can be used to create a bridge the choice of material depends on requirements for wear, strength and esthetics.