Dental crowns bring the tooth in question back to its normal shape, size and function. Crowns can even make your teeth stronger and also improve the way they look.
There are a some reasons you might want to get yourself a crown; cavities that are too large for fillings, teeth that are cracked, after having root canal treatment done, or to cover a discolored tooth or badly shaped and fix your smile.
Dental crowns can be made from ceramics, porcelain, metal alloys, porcelain that’s been fused to metal, or composite resin.
A dental bridge is made with two or more dental crowns on either side of a gap made by a missing tooth, with a false teeth placed in between. These type of fake teeth are called pontics, and they can be made of multiple materials such as alloys, gold, porcelain, or a combination of them. The purpose of a dental bridge is just what its name implies, to bridge the gap created by a missing teeth or tooth. The bridge is supported by natural teeth and implants if that’s the case.