A crown is used to cover a broken, decayed, or root canaled tooth. A crown helps to restore the shape, appearance, and function while protecting the natural tooth from further damage.
A bridge consists of two crowns with an artificial tooth in between to replace the missing one. A bridge helps to restore chewing function, improves the appearance of your smile, and prevents the adjacent teeth from tipping or drifting into the space.
A crown or bridge can be made of metal, porcelain, or tooth coloured metal.