Crowns and Bridges
A crown (or "cap") is a restoration that covers the whole tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size, and function.
Crowns are used for a number of reasons: replacing large fillings where there isn't enough tooth remaining, restoring fractured teeth, strengthening weak teeth, covering badly shaped or discoloured teeth, or attaching teeth to bridges. Crowns are also placed over dental implants, thus restoring a previously missing tooth. Crowns are designed and fitted to blend with your natural teeth and smile. We can make crowns to improve shape, colour and functionality in order to enhance your smile. A bridge is a restoration that will restore a missing tooth area. It is cemented in place and does not need to be removed daily for cleaning purposes.
A bridge is like having two crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the space, with a false tooth filling the space between them, attached to the two crowns. All three teeth act as a single unit restoration, "bridging" the gap of the missing tooth.