Teeth can be weakened by a fracture, a large filling, or root canal treatment. Your dentist may suggest a crown, which is an artificial replacement of the upper part of the tooth, to restore the function and look of the damaged tooth. Crowns can be made from several different kinds of materials, and based on location, size, esthetics, and cost, the right one to repair your damaged tooth can be selected.
If you have one of more missing teeth, your dentist may suggest for replacing the lost tooth with a bridge. An artificial tooth is connected between two crowns (caps) which are permanently cemented or bonded on the adjacent teeth.