What is a crown?
A crown is basically a manufactured tooth. It’s generally made of porcelain or ceramic that can be colour and texture-matched to your existing teeth.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is a prosthetic appliance that replaces missing teeth. Bridges are usually made of porcelain fused to metal in order to achieve both strength and a natural look.
When is a crown or bridge required?
Crowns and bridges are used to repair a number of different dental problems. A crown can be used when:
a tooth is fractured or damaged
too much decay has weakened a tooth
a tooth is severely discoloured
a tooth is misshapen
a dental bridge needs an anchor.
How long will a bridge or crown last?
How long your crown and bridge lasts depends on the effectiveness and regularity of your dental hygiene routine. As a general rule, they last between 7-15 years but longer periods are certainly possible with outstanding oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups.