When a tooth is fractured, has a large, old filling, or is severely damaged by decay, your dentist may recommend the placement of a crown, or cap. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, the all-metal crown and metal free crown.
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to the dentist's.
Few incidents have greater impact on dental health and personal appearance than tooth loss. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease.
When tooth loss occurs, your dentists may recommend the placement of a bridge. A bridge is one or more replacement teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side.
The tooth-colored material for crowns and bridges, veneers, inlays and outlays is composed of a high-quality glass-ceramic. It is a tried-and-tested natural material, which meets today's requirements with regard to aesthetics, function and reliability.
What is the difference between crown and bridges?
Both crowns and bridges are referred to as restorative dentistry. They are used to return your teeth to their desired look and stability.
A crown is used when a single tooth is damaged.
A bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing.
Crowns and bridges both add stability to the surrounding teeth and give your smile a more beautiful look.