Tooth restorations are the various ways your dentist can replace missing teeth or repair missing parts of the tooth structure. Tooth structure can be missing due to decay, deterioration of a previously placed restoration, or fracture of a tooth.
Crowns and Bridges
Both crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Bridges are less invasive. So a bridge may be more appropriate if you have certain medical conditions preventing oral surgery. A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth.