A crown is a type of fixed dental restoration used to protect a badly damaged or broken tooth. Crowning a tooth will help to strengthen the damaged tooth structure as the restoration completely encircles the tooth. In such cases not only will a crown aid good oral hygiene but will also preserve the functionality and improve the aesthetics of the tooth.
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic restoration used to replace a missing tooth by means of permanently cementing an artificial tooth to an adjacent natural tooth. In many cases patients will see this as a more desirable alterative to wearing a denture, but this is not always an option. Your dentist will advise you if this treatment is suitable for you.
A dental veneer is a thin layer of tooth coloured material that is cemented onto the surface of a functional but discouloured tooth. Veneers can be used to improve the aesthetics of crooked or stained teeth, or to protect a tooth from further superficial damage. Your dentist will advise you on your suitability for treatment using veneers.