Crowns, also called caps, cover teeth to restore them to an appropriate size and shape after large fillings, chips or breaks, and weakening forces, like grinding. They also provide strength to weakened or damaged teeth. The precise preparation, molding, and fitting of your crown to your tooth result in a comfortable and natural-looking fit.
If you need to replace one or more missing teeth, a bridge can help. Bridges attach to crowns to close gaps caused by missing teeth. Traditional bridges are made up of two crowns that are permanently attached to teeth on either side of the gap, plus an artificial tooth or teeth in the middle. Bridges help preventing the shifting of surrounding teeth that can lead to more extensive restorations in the future.