When a tooth is fractured, has a large, old filling, or is severely damaged by
decay, your dentist may recommend the placement of a crown, or cap.
Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the
appearance of your smile. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown,
the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown.
Few incidents have greater impact on dental health and personal appearance than
tooth loss. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out
of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, the loss of additional teeth,
decay and gum disease. When tooth loss occurs, your dentist may recommend the
placement of a bridge. A bridge is one or more replacement teeth anchored by one
or more crowns on each side.
For more info, visit the ADA website