and bridges are known as fixed prosthodontic restorations.
A crown is a restoration which is used to restore a
tooth that has a large filling or has fractured. Crowns
can be made out of gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal,
or all-ceramic materials.
A bridge is a restoration that can be used to replace a missing tooth. A bridge involves crowning the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. Bridges can be made out of gold or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Recently, all-ceramic bridges have been introduced but do not have a long track record as to their success rate.
Veneers allow the facial surface of a tooth to be recontoured as well as cover stains and/or discolorations. Restoring missing teeth and teeth that are broken down is more than just preparing the teeth, taking an impression and inserting the case that comes back from the laboratory. The diagnosis and treatment encompasses the entire mouth. What is happening in the area to be treated - the periodontal condition, the adjacent teeth, the opposing teeth, and the bite pattern must be considered.
Teeth prepared for crowns
All ceramic crowns