A dental bridge consists of prosthetic teeth supported and strengthened by their attachment to crowns over the natural teeth, referred to as abutment teeth, on either side of the gap.

Dental bridges can be made of different materials or they can be a mixture. These include gold alloys, porcelain, non-precious alloys, or a mixture of these materials.

The Benefits of a Dental Bridge

  • Restored, healthy looking smile with no more gaps
  • Strong, durable replacement teeth allow you to chew comfortably
  • Filled-out smile allows for an even bite, preventing unevenly worn teeth and jaw problems
  • Sturdy design and secure placement provides strong support for teeth and prevents shifting


Crowns strengthen teeth back to optimum integrity. A dental crown is a custom-made, tooth shaped cap for an existing tooth that is used for protection. Dental crowns are usually recommended if there is too much tooth missing to hold a filling, stained tooth or if the tooth had root canal treatment.  It is used to restore its shape, size and strength such as protecting the weak tooth from further breaking. Crowns are commonly made from porcelain or a mix of porcelain and metal. 

The lifespan of your crown is based on the following:

  1. How well you maintain oral hygiene
  2. Food lifestyle
  3. Condition of the teeth and gums
  4. Resources to create it 

Having dental crowns is a two-step procedure, which involves:

  • Reshaping the tooth and making an impression of it during the first visit.
  • The crown is placed during the second appointment and even fine-tuned for the bite and fit.

The results will be similar to a natural tooth and also give out a pleasing appearance