Bridges replace a missing tooth, or several missing teeth. The tooth to the side of the space would be covered with a crown. A bridge is created between one’s own teeth on the extremities of the gap and the new tooth/new teeth is/are stably held in place between the crowns over the natural teeth. In case of big gaps and absence of remaining teeth, bridges may also be anchored to dental implants.
A fractured or cracked tooth, untreated decay, or an old, large filling may leave teeth susceptible to further damage and cavities that can cause painful toothaches. To protect the remaining tooth structure as well as the pulp of the tooth, the best solution can be to fully cover such teeth with porcelain crowns. A crown can offer a tooth reinforcement, rendering it more resistant to injury and healthier in the bite. Besides, it restores the beauty of your smile. In the past, crowns were often noticeable because the restoration often did not precisely match the tooth’s original colour. Dark lines that formed near the gums also made crowns more obvious. Today, porcelain crowns offer a magnificent natural appearance. The newest treatment involves using computer cut jackets in Zirconia, metal-free crowns which recreate the translucency of a natural tooth.