Dental crowns Crowns are made in a laboratory after impressions are taken of your prepared tooth.

The crown fits over the whole surface of your tooth thus protecting the underlying tooth structure from breakages and fracture.

Crowns are suggested when not much tooth substance is left, or if the tooth has been previously root treated.

Your dentists will discuss your different options as there are different materials that the crowns can be made of.
   
a dental bridge A bridge is where two crowns are joined together with a false tooth to close a space. The abutments of the bridge are held by the teeth on either side of the gap.

The bridge is made in a laboratory after impressions have been taken of the two prepared teeth on either side of the gap.

Your dentist will discuss
  • All your options for closing the gap
  • The risks (if any) associated with each option
  • The cost of all the options