Crowns, Bridges & Implants
At Accent Dental, we’re often asked the difference between crowns, bridges and implants, and how they can benefit our patients. Although each are used to improve the look, feel and function of your teeth, they differ greatly in function.
Crowns are protective covers which fit over decayed or broken teeth, protecting them from further damage. They’re also commonly referred to as ‘caps’ for this reason.
Bridges do what they sound like; they bridge gaps between existing teeth or implants. They’re a collection of two crowns placed either side of a missing tooth, as well as a false tooth to replace the gap. Together, both crowns and the false tooth create a ‘bridge’.
An implant is often used in cases where the root of the tooth has deteriorated. The failed tooth is then replaced with an implant or screw-like post which holds the crown in place. Dental implants are perfect for those who may have lost teeth because of disease or decay.