What's the Difference between a Crown and a Bridge?
The goal of crowns and bridges is the same in that they both restore the strength and structure needed to chew comfortably by creating a "new" tooth.
How We Use Crowns
In the case of worn or damaged teeth, a crown creates a new structure because it completely surrounds the existing tooth. We commonly use crowns in the following situations:
- Protect a tooth damaged by decay when a filling isn't sufficient
- Strengthen and protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- Protect a fractured or cracked tooth
- Restore the functioning part of a tooth after implant placement
We can also use esthetic all-porcelain or zirconia crowns to alter the shape or size of a tooth to improve its ...