Crowns & Bridges

What is the Difference Between Crowns & Bridges?


A crown, also known as a cap, is a hollow, artificial tooth that is permanently placed over a damaged tooth as a protective top layer. These can be used to restore the function, appearance, and shape of a damaged tooth. This solution is used most often for teeth with large cavities, broken teeth, or teeth with significant fillings that are at risk of fracturing. With the effective protection and support of a custom-made dental crown, further damage to the tooth can be avoided.


A bridge is a connection between two permanent structures over a space, like a river or a highway. Similarly, a dental bridge joins teeth on either side of the gap caused by a missing tooth.

Most people don’t realize that replacing missing teeth is essential to preserving proper mouth functions. Losing a tooth can affect the way you speak and eat. Neighbouring teeth may drift, thereby altering the alignment of other teeth in your mouth. Replacing these lost teeth can prevent the breakdown of your facial bones and musculature, which lessens the chance of experiencing premature age lines.

How Railway City Dental Creates the Perfect Crown or Bridge for You

The first step to design a perfectly fitting crown or bridge is for one of our dentists to take an impression of your unique teeth. This precise model of your mouth is then sent to a dental lab where your custom prosthetic will be created. Once it is finished, we will schedule a follow-up appointment so one of our dental professionals can implant the crown or bridge into your mouth.

We use a strong dental adhesive to apply these protective cappings over your damaged teeth. After shining our VALO LED Curing Light over the area, the underlying dental adhesive is fully set, which ensures your crown or bridge will remain strong for many years to come.

How Long Do Crowns & Bridges Last?

You can expect your crown or bridge to last at least five years or more by maintaining a good oral hygiene routine with regular cleanings and checkups.