Dental Crowns and Bridges
If you’re one of the millions of adults with missing teeth, you understand how this situation affects far more than your smile. Without proper treatment, even a single missing tooth can cause serious complications. While many feel the only way to treat missing teeth is through dentures, there may be another option. Crown and bridges offer both visual and functional restoration by strengthening a weakened tooth and improving its appearance.
But what is the difference between a crown and a bridge? While often used together when multiple teeth are missing, let’s explore the differences and benefits of a dental crown and bridge.
An Overview of Dental Crowns | Royal Restoration
In essence, a dental crown works as a cover for a failing tooth. Whether your tooth is fractured, misshapen or undergone treatment, such as a root canal, crowns add strength and stability to a damaged tooth. When crowns first entered the market years ago, technology was limited and matching it to teeth shape and colour was often underwhelming. With our current abilities, crowns are customized to closely resemble surrounding teeth.
At Smile Gallery Dental Clinic, our patients require crowns for a variety of reasons, such as:
- Restoring a broken or cracked tooth
- Provide coverage and support when there isn’t enough tooth for a traditional cavity filling
- Cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth
- Cover a dental implant