Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants to cover a space if you are missing one or more teeth or to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth or cover an implant.
In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, bridges and crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion (bite). Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns help prevent this from happening.
Our top oral care tips for bridges and crowns include keeping your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day, flossing daily and seeing your dentist or hygienist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings.
To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.