When a tooth - or teeth – suffers damage beyond what a normal filling can fix, crowns (or caps) and bridges can be effective options. In most cases, it’s impossible to tell the difference between the original teeth and the crown or bridge work.
Crowns serve many important purposes. Not only do they restore proper use to damaged teeth, but they also help to prevent further problems with the tooth in question. Using a color-matching system, a crown will be indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth, which also helps to restore your smile!
A bridge- or prosthetic tooth – is typically used to fill in for a missing tooth, preventing the shifting of the adjacent teeth and keeping your bite in order. And like crowns, bridges also have restorative benefits, allowing you to brush and floss as you did before.