Crown & Bridge Treatment From Your Dentists in South Elgin & Sleepy Hollow
Two of the most common types of dental restorations used to rejuvenate and strengthen smiles, at Brar Dentistry in South Elgin and Sleepy Hollow, IL, we’ve seen myriad patients benefit from dental crown and bridge treatment. If you’re looking to restore your smile and improve the function of your teeth, get in touch with us today to discuss whether one or both of these restorations might be right for you!
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a highly durable prosthetic restoration used on a tooth that is chipped, broken, severely worn down, or decayed. Providing structure and strength, a crown “caps” a tooth, protecting it while also positively impacting a patient’s smile aesthetic.
Crowns are often made from porcelain or porcelain that’s fused to metal, and placing one usually requires two appointments. During the first visit, after your tooth is prepared for its permanent crown, a temporary crown will be put in place. Two to three weeks later, you’ll return for a second appointment to have your customized porcelain crown secured in place.
What is a dental bridge?
Bridges are a reliable way to replace one or more missing teeth and they can be fixed or removable. They help prevent movement in the teeth that surround a tooth that’s been extracted, helping to prevent gum disease, decay, and changes to your bite. A bridge also restores your natural bite, helping you eat, smile, and speak with confidence.
How should dental crowns and bridges be cared for?
As with your natural teeth, these restorative prosthetics should be brushed twice and flossed once daily. When cared for properly, dental bridges and crowns can last for many years.
Contact Us About Crown & Bridge Treatment Today
- Strengthen one or more significantly damaged or decayed teeth
- Replace one or more missing teeth with a reliable restoration
- Restore confidence to your smile
- Enjoy eating the foods you love again
- Prioritize your oral health!