Crowns are caps made of porcelain, ceramic, or gold that cover the entire tooth to restore, protect, and reinforce it. They’re used if the tooth is damaged through trauma or cavities, or after a root canal.

A bridge is a false tooth anchored by crowns on either side. It’s one option to replace a tooth, or teeth, that have been lost. Depending on the location of the crown or bridge, Dr. Flavin may recommend either gold or porcelain for them. Both are strong, durable restoration materials.