Unlike veneers, crowns cover all the surface of the tooth and are often used when the tooth is fractured or very broken down.
The colour and shape can be matched to your own teeth. A crown should last for many years if your oral hygiene is good.
Crowns can also improve the appearance of misshapen or discoloured teeth.
A bridge replaces a missing tooth, or teeth by fixing the replacement to the natural teeth at each side of the gap.
It usually involves crowning teeth either side of the gap.