Dental crowns and bridges are designed to restore natural teeth that have been lost or damaged too greatly for just a filling. A crown (sometimes referred to as a “cap”) replaces one single tooth whereas a bridge would replace teeth that area missing as long as there are teeth on each side of the missing tooth/teeth. You “bridge the gap” so to speak.
These are known as “fixed” dentistry as they are not to be removed like a denture would be. The crown/bridge gets cemented to your tooth structure for a permanent, non-removable option.
Note though, that the care needed is similar to basic hygiene care such as cleanings with our office as well as brushing twice a day and flossing. Decay can still happen under these options if not properly managed.
The process can vary depending on the extent of damage to the tooth/teeth. Each patient is different and we plan treatment according to each specific case. We always provide the information to you and explain it to where you understand what we are doing, before we do it. We encourage you to ask questions as well.