Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges
Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
Dental Crowns:A dental crown completely covers a tooth, giving it structure and support. With proper oral hygiene and care, a crown can last for many years.
A dental bridge is for patients with a missing tooth or missing teeth. It functions to fill the gap left by the missing teeth and maintains the structure of the smile.
A bridge can help prevent the natural teeth from shifting or rotating into the space that’s created by missing teeth, and becoming misaligned.