Crowns and Bridges
A crown (sometimes called a ‘dental cap’ or a ‘tooth cap’) is used to cover over a single tooth.
Crowns can be used:
- to rebuild a broken or decayed tooth
- strengthen a weak or worn tooth
- Improve a tooth’s appearance
- as part of root canal treatment
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Crowns can be tooth-coloured porcelain or metallic.
A bridge is used to replace missing teeth.
It involves crowns that are fixed to existing teeth on either side of the missing teeth, with false teeth that are rigidly attached to the crowns. It is a permanently attached alternative to a partial denture.