Both treatment options are very long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing, giving you an improved and natural-looking smile. A crown is used to entirely cover or cap a single tooth, to strengthen and protect it, while bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Dental crowns are commonly used to strengthen and protect teeth when traditional fillings will not be enough to restore the tooth to its original form and function. There are a few reasons why a tooth may become weaker over time, such as tooth decay, trauma or injury. Or root canal treatment.
Crowns are designed to fit over your existing tooth to strengthen the tooth and to restore the aesthetics of the natural tooth.
Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge usually consists of a false tooth, called a ‘pontic’, that is attached to two or more surrounding crowned teeth that can serve as anchors.
Bridges can be made out of all the same materials as crowns – porcelain, ceramic or gold metal alloy.
To find out more about how dental crowns or a bridge can improve your smile book an appointment with the team at Adelaide’s City Central Dental. We can provide you with information about your treatment options and how crown and bridge work could work for you. Call 08 8231 9922 or simply contact us online.