Many people often wonder what the difference is between dental bridges and crowns. These two prosthetics serve different purposes, but they often work together to create a seamless and beautiful smile.
We offer dental crowns and dental bridges in Los Gatos, CA, to patients who want to revive and restore their oral health.
Dental Crowns Protect Natural Teeth
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a natural tooth for protection and stability. Dental crowns can be made of different materials, including porcelain, zirconia, gold, and more. A crown can do the following:
- Cover a decayed tooth
- Protect a weak or brittle tooth
- Preserve a broken or chipped tooth
- Correct the shape, size, or shade of a tooth
- Conceal a discolored tooth
- Top a dental implant
- Hold a dental bridge in place
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth located right next to each other. With a dental bridge, patients can restore their smile and have a complete set of functional and attractive teeth.
A dental bridge also relies on dental crowns to secure the appliance in place, and the crowns cover a natural tooth on both sides of the gap.
Do you need dental bridges or dental crowns in Los Gatos, CA? Please contact our dental office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Pagonis.