A crown is a cap put on top of a tooth to restore its shape and structure. There are different types of crowns that are made with different materials, some with porcelain and some with metal. If a crown is right for you, Dr. Campbell can discuss the pros and cons of the different materials.
Crowns can also be used to secure a bridge. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are designed to look like real teeth and are bound to the surrounding teeth. They also are made with a variety of materials. Bridges can only be removed by your dentist.
Crowns and bridges are meant to replicate your current teeth, and be aesthetically pleasing. They are meant to last for life. You can ensure a higher durability of your crowns and bridges if you see your dentist regularly and keep up good oral hygiene.