A crown, often called a cap, is an artificial cover that restores a decayed or damaged tooth to its normal function and appearance. It is useful for protecting the structure of a tooth that is cracked or broken, or a tooth that has just an endodontic treatment.
A crown can also be used to change the shape of a tooth, to correct a bite or cosmetic problem and to replace existing broken or poor-fitting crowns.
A crown may be made of gold, other metals, or porcelain.
A fixed bridge can replace one or more missing teeth.
It consists of having the replacement tooth (the pontic tooth) attached to two other crowns that will anchor to the adjacent teeth from the tooth that is being replaced.
The bridge helps restore the normal function and proper position of your bite. It can be made of various metals, porcelain, or a combination of the two.