If you have a weak tooth or are missing one or more teeth, you may need a crown or a bridge. A crown sits over a tooth that may have been broken or weakened and will thus serve to return the tooth to its former strength and natural shape.
A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown can be used for a number of other reasons e.g. You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth or you may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it.