A dental crown is like a helmet for your tooth. Crowns are used to protect teeth that have been damaged. At Elite Dental Care, our dentists offer natural-looking crowns and bridges that can restore the look and function of your smile.View transcript
The best way that I've found to describe a crown to a patient is it's a little helmet for the tooth. So if a tooth is been damaged with a large cavity, it's cracked, it's broken, a crown is a porcelain cap that goes over that tooth to both improve the appearance of it and to add protection for it. A bridge is essentially three or more crowns that are all made into one piece to span a gap just like a bridge would. So if there's several missing teeth, you can utilize the teeth on either side of that space as anchor teeth. Make crowns that fit over those teeth, and crowns that are connected to those that are cemented on and replace those missing teeth.