A crown or ‘cap’ is placed over a weakened or broken tooth and is held in place using dental cement. Crowns can protect the tooth from further breakdown, whilst at the same time restoring the tooth to an ideal shape, appearance and functional position.


A bridge is one form of treatment that your dentist can use to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The alternative is to use a removable denture or dental implants. A bridge may not always be an appropriate treatment option so following a detailed examination your dentist will be best placed to advise you whether a bridge is the ideal solution for you and if so, what would be the best design.