Unlike dentures which can be removed, crowns and bridges are permanent. Crowns and bridges are typically made from porcelain, thus providing a solid, strong, and stable foundation.
In most cases, they are either placed directly over an old tooth, or they are placed with an abutment on top of a recently placed dental implant.
Either way, a set of crowns or a dental bridge can improve the function, feel, and aesthetics of your mouth because they can:
Dental inlays and onlays can correct the damage that is too extensive for a simple tooth filling but not extensive enough for a dental crown. Unlike dental crowns, these custom restorations do not cover your entire tooth. Inlays cover the biting surfaces of your teeth to fill in deep crevices and cracks and strengthen your teeth. Onlays cover the biting surfaces, cusps, and sides of your teeth.