When your tooth is structurally compromised, then full coverage protection is needed. This is done by placing a crown on the tooth to prevent it from breaking apart and holding the remaining portions of your tooth together. Crowns can also be used to restore a severely worn tooth, to cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left, to hold a dental bridge in place, to cover mishapened or severely discolored teeth, and for cosmetic modifications. If you are missing one or more teeth, a bridge may be an option for you. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing a crown on the tooth located on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to fill the space. This “bridge” is then cemented into place. Not only does a bridge fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting position. Bridges are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance by filling in where teeth are missing.