Crowns serve as a cosmetic dental tool and are used to protect damaged teeth and preserve your smile. In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, the crown can improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
Bridges are used to prevent future dental issues such as gum disease and TMJ. A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. Bridges cover the space where teeth are missing and are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.
Both crowns and bridges are permanently affixed and come in a variety of materials including porcelain, ceramic, gold, and metal alloys.
If you’re considering crown or bridge work, Dr. Josh Bernstein will advise of you of your options and the best choices during a consultation.