A crown (cap) is often a necessary treatment for a tooth with compromised structure, large decay, cracks, or root canal treatment in order to rebuild, maintain, and protect is for long term use. Due to recent advances in materials, crowns can be very aesthetically pleasing while also providing extreme strength against chipping or fracturing. Crowns can be made from ceramics, metal, or a combination of the two. Feel free to discuss your material options with Dr. Berdy during your appointment so you can make an educated decision on which type is most appropriate for your individualized treatment.
A bridge is a series of crowns connected to each other in order to replace one or more missing teeth.