Crown and Bridge
A crown is a custom designed tooth-shaped “cap” that covers a damaged tooth. It can help to strengthen a tooth if it has been broken, decayed, or after a root canal. They can also be used to alter the appearance of discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns are placed on top of dental implants to provide a more natural feeling tooth replacement.
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth by anchoring a replacement tooth between the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. These anchor teeth must be prepared or ground down to hold the replacement tooth in place. As the bridge splints the teeth together, flossing becomes more challenging.