At times, a tooth becomes so weakened that traditional fillings are no longer adequate to keep a tooth functioning well. When this happens, crowns (caps) may be necessary. Advances in materials and bonding now allow us to make crowns that look just like natural teeth with far more strength than the crowns of years ago.
Also, situations sometimes arise where a patient may be missing teeth, but dental implants are not an option. In these cases, a fixed bridge allows a patient to replace their missing teeth in a way that is non-removable, lifelike and strong. With a dental bridge, false teeth are cemented to neighboring teeth for support, which allows them to function as if they were your own.