A crown is a type of cap
that completely covers a real tooth. It's made from
either metal, or porcelain and metal, and is fixed in
your mouth. Crowns can be fitted where a tooth has
broken, decayed or been damaged, or just to make a tooth
To fit a crown, the old
tooth will need to be drilled down so it's like a small
peg onto which the crown will be fixed.
A bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or
teeth. It's made by taking an impression of the
surrounding teeth, which will eventually support the
bridge. A bridge is usually created from precious metal
and porcelain and will be fixed in your mouth (unlike
dentures, which can be removed).