If a tooth is cracked, damaged or has a large filling that has failed, a crown is the preferred method of restoration. A crown is essentially used to cap, or completely cover a tooth. Crowns can be made by a dentist to match the color of the patients tooth, giving a natural look, and restoring the normal function of the tooth.
Like crowns, a dental bridge is also a method of restoration. However, a bridge is used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or other dental implants.