A crown is a dental restoration that completely caps a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth as well. Root canal treated teeth typically lose a good portion of their structure, and may be subject to fracture. It is recommended that damaged teeth be protected by a crown to prevent future fractures.
In the case of missing teeth, crowns are glued to adjacent teeth with a connecting portion that bridge the gap. With the emergence of dental implants, dental bridges are not as popular in recent years. However, in some cases, dental bridges are treatment of choice and remain a viable treatment in dentistry. We can help you decide if a bridge is a suitable treatment for your condition.