What is a CROWN?

dental crown placement

A crown or cap is considered when a tooth is too broken down to restore with a dental filling. A filling that is too big has the potential of breaking off, so a crown is considered to protect the filling and the tooth from breaking away.

Crown construction usually requires some preparation of the tooth, accurate impressions, a temporary crown, and a lab that will construct the crown. The final product is then cemented onto the prepared tooth. 

What is a BRIDGE?

dental bridge placement

A bridge is one of the 3 options considered when replacing a gap. The other options are either a dentures or dental implants.

Bridges are permanently placed onto an existing tooth, but will have an extra tooth attached to it to replace the gap. The advantage of this option compared to the denture is that you don’t have to remove it to clean it. This stays in all the time!

Give us a call to find out more about our prices or visit our Bridge FAQ page for more information.