Crowns and Bridges
Teeth are often restored with fillings. However, when too much of a tooth's structure is removed to support a filling, a crown or "cap" may be needed. A crown or bridge may be needed to:
- Restore a tooth when it is unable to support a large filling
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or restore fractured teeth
- Cover badly shaped or discolored teeth
- Cover dental implants
- Replace a missing tooth
A crown essentially covers a tooth to restore it to its natural shape and size. This permanent covering fits over your tooth or implant to strengthen or improve the appearance of the tooth. Fitting a crown generally requires at least two visits to the dentist's office.