A veneer is a very fine facing made of porcelain or composite resin which is bonded onto your natural tooth. The primary function is to improve the appearance and it usually involves very little preparation. Veneers can be used in cases where teeth are chipped, discoloured or misaligned. They are most frequently used on your upper or lower front teeth.
A crown is a cap placed over the top of your natural tooth to restore it after it has broken to improve both function and aesthetics. Crowns can greatly enhance the appearance of heavily filled, chipped, discoloured or misshapen teeth. In some cases they can be used to correct a misalignment when braces are not an option.
Crowns are usually needed to restore a molar tooth if it has been root canal treated in order to reduce the risk of fracture and restore it to full function.
A bridge is used as a fixed replacement for one or more missing teeth, using a crown or metal wing cemented to the tooth or teeth adjacent to the gap. They are both aesthetic and functional, restoring your natural bite and preventing unwanted movement of the adjacent teeth and over eruption of the tooth in the opposite jaw. They are a very desirable alternative to a removable partial denture and can often be provided with little tooth preparation and at very reasonable cost.