Dental crowns, often referred to as “caps,” are custom-made coverings placed over teeth to enhance their appearance, strength, and functionality. They might be recommended to protect a weakened tooth, anchor a bridge, improve the look of a discoloured or damaged tooth, or cover an implant. Crowns can be composed of various materials, including porcelain bonded to metal, full porcelain or ceramic, and metal alloys like gold or titanium. On the other hand, dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth by anchoring artificial teeth between two crowns.

This helps in distributing bite pressure evenly, retaining facial shape, preventing tooth displacement, and enhancing the overall smile. Just like natural teeth, bridges require regular care, including proper flossing and brushing. While bridges are a common solution, alternatives like implants or dentures might also be suggested. Lastly, veneers are thin porcelain or resin facades adhered to the front of teeth, primarily for aesthetic purposes, addressing issues like discoloration, wear, misalignment, or gaps.