What are Crowns, Bridges and Inlays?
At Kennedy East Dental, our dentists can help improve the function and appearance of your smile.
Dental crowns are artificial teeth that are placed over an entire damaged or decayed tooth to restore its original size, colour and shape.
Bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth. They are affixed to natural teeth on either side of the gap to fill the space, replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile.
An inlay is a larger-than-standard dental filling that fills the space between the cusps and the surface of a tooth. They can be used to repair decay in pits and fissures.
Crowns are dental caps that cover a damaged tooth. They can also be used to attach a bridge or cover a dental implant. Crowns are durable and can be made from a variety of materials, including metal and porcelain.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements. Bonded to existing teeth or dental implants, they are custom-made to replace a section of missing teeth. Bridges help restore the natural contour of teeth and can prevent other teeth from shifting.
Now durable enough to be placed on molars as well as front teeth, aesthetic inlays are used where a dental filling is not sufficient to repair decay. They can be made from composite material or porcelain.