Repairing or replacing your damaged teeth restores full functionality to your mouth so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Repairing or replacing your damaged teeth restores full functionality to your mouth so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Dental crowns and bridges also support your surrounding teeth and prevent future issues as well. Wicker Park Dental Group can help patients in the Chicago, IL, area protect their teeth and ensure a healthy, happy smile for years to come.
Dental crowns are one of the most versatile tools for addressing issues with your teeth. In many cases, they can prevent tooth loss for cracked or damaged teeth, and support teeth after large fillings or root canal therapy. Crowns can also be used for replacing missing teeth with dental implants, or for cosmetic reasons, such as deep staining or crooked and misshapen teeth.
Dental crowns are like a cap for your tooth, and they cover the entire visible portion. In order to place a dental crown, the dentist will have to remove the outer layer of tooth enamel and shape it for a good fit. Once your tooth is prepped, we will take impressions of your mouth to send to the dental lab. Your dentist will place a temporary crown in the meantime, and once your restoration is ready, you will return to the office to get the permanent crown bonded into place.
A bridge can replace missing teeth, either by anchoring on to neighboring teeth with dental crowns, or through the support of a dental implant. Missing teeth add extra pressure on your jaw, and without treatment, you risk tooth fractures and shifting teeth in your mouth. With proper care, dental bridges can last for over 15 years, and placing them will help you relieve tension and prevent dental shifting.
Your dentist will work with you to decide the best method to replace your missing teeth, and help you form a treatment plan that will restore your teeth. For traditional bridges, your dentist may need to prepare neighboring teeth with dental crowns to prevent complications. If you need implants, the implant site will need some time to heal before your dentist can take impressions to craft your bridge.
A dental crown is possibly the best protection that your dentist can give to ta threatened tooth. Teeth wakened by root canal treatment are also protected with crowns.
Along with the physical protection, a crown also offers an esthetic advantage. Crowns can be made to restore the original shape of your tooth. Ceramic crowns are strong and yet very good looking.
Crowns last the longest of most dental restoration with a life fifteen years or more. This is because dental crowns are prepared from high quality and stronger materials.