A crown is used when the tooth structure is damaged or fractured. A bridge is used when one or more teeth are missing. Crowns and bridges are a fixed solution to missing or damaged teeth.
Crowns are used when an existing tooth is damaged, fractured or weakened. The tooth is filed down and reshaped into a smaller size. Any decay is removed and the tooth structure is restored to support the crown. The crown fits like a cap over the newly shaped tooth and is cemented into position and is a must for patients after a root canal treatment.