A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they will eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. 1. Incase of badly broken down teeth. 2. Tooth with large filling, where there is a tendency of tooth to fracture. 3. Incase of malformed teeth 4. Teeth undergone root canal treatment. 5. Teeth with poor appearance(cosmetic reasons like worn out teeth) Types of Crowns 1. Metal crowns metal fused to porcelain full metal Types of metal that are used Precious metal which includes gold based alloys. Non precious like nickel chromium and cobalt chromium. Cap-tek crowns 2. Metal free Procera E-max(Empress) In-ceram What is a dental Bridge? A dental bridge is a treatment option available to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A fixed bridge takes support from two strong teeth on either side of the gap. Dental Bridge benefits It is cemented, hence stationary. Once placed it cannot be easily removed. It improves your chewing ability. It prevents further migration of the adjacent teeth into the gap. It improves your esthetics. Bridge Maintenance It requires regular flossing and diligent cleaning . Regular dental check ups.