Crown/cap is a type of restoration that covers all or most of a decayed or damaged tooth. Restorative crowns are usually made of porcelain or steel or a combination of both and are used when a tooth cannot be restored with a filling.
Weakened by a fracture or a large filling, the tooth is sometimes in need of repair. Then comes need of a crown, an artificial replacement of the upper part of the tooth, to restore the function and look of the damaged one. Crowns can be made from several different kinds of materials, and based on location, esthetics, and cost, the right one to repair your damaged tooth can be selected.
Bridge is often used when one or more teeth are missing, a bridge consists of a replacement tooth that is attached to crowns on the adjacent teeth. The replacement tooth is shaped to fit the contours of its opposite teeth (in opposite jaw), and the bridge is cemented to the adjacent teeth so it doesn't come off.
If you have one or more missing teeth due to decay or an accident. This loss changes the look of your smile, your bite, and puts stress on surrounding teeth to compensate for the lost tooth. One option we may suggest for replacing the lost tooth is with a ‘bridge’. The missing tooth is replaced with an artificial tooth connected between two crowns (caps) which are permanently cemented or bonded on the adjacent teeth.