Crowns and bridges are usually made of porcelain and meal alloy to provide both strength and aesthetic, while making it resistant to stains. Crown is recommended when tooth has been damaged due to tooth decay, large fillings, excessive wear, trauma or previously undergone root canal treatment. Crown and bridge can be used to improve chewing ability, appearance of teeth, restore functioning of damaged teeth and prevent stresses that cause damage to surrounding teeth.
Crown is usually placed over a tooth or multiple single teeth while bridge replaces one or more missing teeth.
Bridge consists of an artificial tooth anchored to adjacent natural teeth, hereby replacing a missing tooth between two adjacent teeth.
Regular dental check-ups are recommended as crowns and bridges require monitoring overtime and oral hygiene at home should ensure proper removal of plaque surrounding teeth and crowns/bridges.