A crown, or cap is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure. There are different types of crowns, ranging from full porcelain to full metal crowns. Dr. Cadigan will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each kind for you.
Both crowns and bridges are created to match the colour, height, texture, and overall appearance of your teeth.
Crowns may also be used to securely attach a bridge if the structure of the surrounding teeth is inadequate. A bridge is a fixed dental appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are designed to be cosmetically appealing and to restore proper occlusion. Like crowns, bridges are fully customizable and made of various materials, including porcelain and metals. As permanent as a cap, bridges are bonded to the surrounding teeth and only removable by your dentist.
Both crowns and bridges are created to match the colour, height, texture, and overall appearance of your teeth. Most crowns and bridges will last for life, eliminating the need to replace them unless they fall out or become loose. You can extend the durability of your crowns and bridges through good oral hygiene practice, and by visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.