Crowns (also known as caps) are custom-made to fit over cracked, and badly damaged teeth. Crowns match the size and shape of the original tooth, while maintaining excellent contact with adjacent teeth so it’s easy to floss. They are an excellent long-lasting solution to broken-down teeth, and are also effective at preventing further damage and microleakage to root-canalled teeth.
Bridges can be an excellent option to fill a gap between two teeth. We place crowns on good, healthy teeth and attach them to floating teeth that sit along the gums to fill the gap(s) of missing teeth. Be sure to talk to your dentist about all options available to replace missing teeth, as some options might be better for one person compared to another.