A crown is a dental restoration, used to cover and encircle an entire tooth. Crowns are needed for broken, worn down, or root canal treated teeth. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth. Although a crown is fabricated with the latest advancements in dental technologies and prepared to meet high load demands, it can be done to mimic the translucency and aesthetics of natural teeth.
A bridge is a permanent dental fixture that’s used to replace missing teeth. This is done to re-establish functionality, and balance the masticatory stress on all teeth. A bridge is supported by the adjacent teeth, and usually re-enforces the aesthetics of the dental arch.
Crowns and bridges are made of many materials and ranges from noble metals to porcelain fused to the metal, or a fully porcelain and ceramic crowns for more aesthetic needs. Depending on the specific situation of the teeth, the dentist will suggest the material that is ideal.