Crowns and bridges are designed as sustainable replacements for teeth. They approach the original form and function as much as possible. Treatment for a crown or bridge is more complicated than a simple filling, and will entail multiple visits to the dentist.
A crown is a cap of metal and / or porcelain that fits over an abutment tooth. The cap is attached to the tooth with glue. By getting a crown the tooth gets its original shape and function back and they are more stable.
A bridge is made to replace one or more missing teeth and / or molars. A bridge is attached to two or more pillars. These are buffed teeth on either side of the open space of the missing tooth. A bridge are two or more crowns that fit on piers with in between a ‘dummy’. This consists of one or more artificial teeth and / or molars which arrive at the location of the open space and fill them again.