Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are tried and true methods to provide permanent relief for missing, damaged, or decaying teeth. These devices blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth, rejuvenating your smile while strengthening the structure of your bite.
Made from a strong, medical-grade porcelain, dental crowns act as caps over your natural teeth to restore their structure and protect the teeth from damage and decay. Porcelain crowns are made to look just like natural teeth, so no one will even notice you have them! These devices are typically put in place when the original tooth has suffered from severe decay, so a dental filling is not a sufficient remedy. Here are a few circumstances that may require a dental crown:
- Repair old or broken fillings
- Remedy cracked or broken teeth
- Fix damaged or weakened teeth
- Cover dental implant or root canal procedure sites
- Restore discolored or poorly shaped teeth
- Secure bridges
Crowns are custom-made for your individual smile, matching the exact shade of your surrounding teeth. And once they are placed—after only a few appointments— you can treat them just like your natural teeth as well! Simply maintain a proper dental hygiene routine of brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups, and your crowns should last you for a lifetime!
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you don’t have to live with a noticeable gap in your bite! Bridges are a beautiful, natural-looking solution that uses prosthetic teeth to scan the gap in your teeth and renew your smile. The device simply attaches to crowns that have been placed on either side of the gap, using the stability of your healthy teeth to ensure your bridge is durable and secure. Here are just a few reasons you might consider remedying your smile with bridges:
- Improve your speech
- Stabilize your surrounding teeth and prevent shifting
- Restore chewing mechanisms
- Reduce jaw pain (caused by uneven bite)
Bridges, like crowns, are low-maintenance and can last you for years with proper care. Simply keep up your regular twice-daily brushing and nightly flossing routine to maintain the device and keep them in good condition.
With crowns and bridges, you can experience permanent relief and a beautiful new smile. If you would like to learn more about how either of these devices can repair your smile, call our dental office in Naperville to schedule a consultation. We will answer your questions and work with you to create a treatment plan that works for your schedule and individual needs.