Crowns and Bridges
If your tooth has been heavily filled in the past and needs further treatment, your dentist might advise a crown, which restores the part of your tooth above the gum. Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain or ceramic. A bridge is a technique similar to a crown used to fill a gap between two teeth. They are also made in a laboratory to fit your teeth. Your dentist will discuss your options for crowns and bridges at your check-up.