A dental bridge literally closes gaps between teeth created by loss of teeth by filling them with strong, natural-looking teeth. Filling the gaps is important because teeth can shift out of place when adjacent teeth are missing.
Bridges are fixed permanently between the gap of missing tooth.
A crown is a durable, natural-looking restoration that repairs and strengthens chipped, cracked or discolored tooth. Also known as caps, crowns fit over natural teeth that have been damaged, masking or hiding imperfections. Crowns minimize sensitivity, physical discomfort and difficulty with chewing, providing support to weak and damaged teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are bonded directly to the front surface of the teeth, making stains, hiding chips and creating uniformity. Restoring teeth with porcelain veneers instead of crowns with metal underneath will alleviate dark areas at the gum line.