Crowns and Bridges
Crowns (or caps) are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function. A bridge serves to replace a missing tooth or teeth. One type of bridge consists of crowns placed on either side of the missing tooth to connect the replace tooth or teeth to them.
Another type of bridge consist of the replacement tooth attached to the adjacent teeth with wing-like appendages. Bridges can also be supported by dental implants.
Crowns and bridges can be made entirely of tooth-colored material, metal, or a combination to provide optimal aesthetics.
It is important to replace missing teeth to support overall dental health and function.