A crown is a restoration that covers or “caps” your natural tooth. Crowns are custom-made to fit your tooth, and therefore match the shape, size and color of your nearby, natural teeth.
Why is a Crown Needed?
What is a Crown Made From?
Crowns are made from many different types of materials. The dentist considers the look and function of a crown when choosing which material to use. Crowns are most commonly made from porcelain fused to a metal substructure, all ceramic or porcelain, or full cast metal alloy.
How to Care for a Crown?
Crowns, like your natural teeth, require regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings to prevent plaque and calculus from building up along the gum line, or recurrent decay from occurring at the margins.
A bridge is a restoration which uses healthy teeth to anchor a false tooth or teeth across a space created by tooth loss. The teeth on either side of the space are prepared so the bridge can be anchored or cemented into place. Bridges are custom made to match the shape, size, and color of your nearby natural teeth, and restore biting function.
Advantages of a Bridge
Disadvantage of a Bridge
Because the bridge is cemented into place it can be more complicated to clean under and around the bridge.
Veneers are thin, shell-like dental restorations often fabricated from composite resin or porcelain that are custom made to improve the size, shape or shade of your teeth. Veneers are attached to the front or facial surface of your teeth with a type of dental cement.
How to Care for Veneers
Veneers like your natural teeth require regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings to prevent plaque and calculus from building up along the gum line, or recurrent decay from occurring.