What is a Crown?
A crown or ‘cap’ is a means to rebuilding teeth that are broken down or weakened as a result of repeated cycles of dental decay which are restored with extensive fillings. They can protect the tooth from further breakdown whilst at the same time restoring the tooth to an ideal shape, appearance and functional position.
What is a Bridge?
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth and is an alternative to a denture or dental implants. It consists of an artificial tooth connected to two crowns that are cemented onto teeth on either side of the gap. Following a detailed examination your dentist can advise you if a bridge is the ideal solution to replace a missing tooth.