A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a broken tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.
Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. They can be made of porcelain or gold or a combination of these materials.
Bridges are multiple crowns, used to replace one or more missing teeth. They cover the area where teeth are missing, and are cemented to the natural teeth surrounding this remaining empty space. These teeth act as anchors for the bridge to latch onto.
Crowns and bridges both exist to cover up broken teeth, and are also beneficial because the stop existing, natural teeth shifting into the free space and creating a bad bite.
Veneers are perfect for extending teeth that are shorter than usual, perhaps due to damage or not growing properly. We can extend the tooth to a natural size using composite veneers, which look natural and are strong, fitting over teeth like a false nail, so you don’t lose your bite.