A crown covers most or all of a damaged tooth, and a bridge attaches to two or more crowns to fill the space of a missing tooth. A veneer is a thin, tooth-coloured piece cemented onto the front of a tooth. It can improve the look of stained or badly shaped teeth and close small spaces or gaps between teeth.
Oral Health and Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers
Crowns, bridges, and veneers require good oral health care to protect your investment and maintain the health of your natural teeth. If you have trouble brushing or flossing around dental work, plaque can accumulate and lead to gingivitis and gum disease. Teeth covered by veneers or crowns are still susceptible to tooth decay. You can minimize or prevent oral health problems caused by dental work with good daily home care and regular dental check-ups.