Dental crowns, also known as caps, are often used in both cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged or missing.
Much like a dental crown, a dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge is essentially several crowns that are fused together to "bridge the gap" between an artificial tooth (or teeth) and your natural teeth.
So, when do we use crowns and bridges? Crowns and bridges are typically used in the following situations:
• To protect a tooth that is showing weakness from further damage
• To restore a tooth that is worn down from years of teeth grinding or tooth decay
• To cover teeth that are misshapen or damaged
• To place on top of a dental implant for a natural-looking restoration
Dental crowns and bridges effectively preserve the health and the look of your smile. If you are interested in a crown or bridge, give one of our Dental Town offices a call today.