A crown (or cap) covers the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens teeth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular type of crown, but in the past other materials such as gold were used to fabricate a dental crown. Porcelain crowns are made to match the colour, shape and size of your teeth giving you a natural-looking smile. Crowns are very durable and will last many years, however, over time they may need to be replaced.
Crowns are used to correct:
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance that is used to replace missing teeth. There are several types of bridges. The most popular type of bridge is the traditional bridge which is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge is made up of two crowns that go over anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth). The bridge essentially bridges the gap caused by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges can last many years if cared for, however normal wear may require them to be replaced or re-cemented.
Fixed bridges are used to:
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable porcelain that are custom made in the shape of a tooth. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a natural-looking smile. In some cases, Veneers can be a great alternative to crowns. As with most dental restorations, veneers are prone to damage through normal wear, and may need replacement at some point. They are very durable and will improve the shape of your teeth and smile for many years.
Porcelain veneers are used to correct:
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