Dental crowns are ceramic caps that dentists use to cover or replace the top of a tooth. Crowns can help patients protect a chipped or cracked tooth, support a weakened tooth, or strengthen a tooth that has lost its structure because of a large filling.
Dental bridges are prosthetics that cover or close gaps where one or more teeth are missing. A bridge consists of multiple crowns fused together. We then use crowns on the natural teeth at either end of the gap to hold your dental bridge in place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Crowns are “caps” that replace your tooth’s enamel layer. Dentists bond these restoration tools on top of a rooted tooth that requires strengthening or protection.
On the other hand, bridges are devices that use two or multiple crowns to fill the gap missing teeth leave behind. The crowns at the corresponding ends of a bridge will cover the two adjacent teeth, acting as the bridge’s anchors.