Although preventing tooth loss is one of the main goals of dentistry, the unfortunate reality is that tooth loss does happen. At Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore in Glenview, Illinois, Howard Jeon, DMD, creates beautiful crowns and bridges using the latest technology to ensure that they look indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Call the office or click today to find out if crowns or bridges are right for you.
Dental crowns and bridges are prosthodontic devices affixed to your teeth permanently to replace missing, weak, damaged, or broken teeth.
At Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore, the team ensures that your crowns or bridges don’t look like blatantly false teeth. Instead, they’re artistically crafted to look and function just like any of your other teeth that are perfectly healthy.
Crowns and bridges are similar, but they have some differences:
Crowns fit snugly over a prepared tooth that has been reduced in size or over a dental implant. They consist of a single false tooth made of strong porcelain or gold that lasts for 20 or 30 years when you take care of it.
Bridges are also used to replace a missing tooth, but you can use them to replace several missing teeth in a row, as well. Assuming you have one or more healthy teeth next to the gap, you can get a dental bridge to fill it. The bridge consists of one or two crowns or a metal framework to attach to your healthy teeth and hold one or more false teeth, or pontics, in place.
After an accident or tooth loss due to disease or decay, you do have the ill-advised option to keep the gap open. You could also get a removable appliance, like a partial denture.
However, fixed prosthodontic devices like crowns and bridges have undeniable advantages. Crowns and bridges are beneficial to you because:
The team helps you choose the most appropriate option for your unique case and tells you exactly how you’ll benefit.
The first step in getting a crown or bridge is an evaluation of what your current teeth look like in shape and color.
The team uses the latest technology to create your appliances using high-quality porcelain or metal alloys in the on-site laboratory. They reshape and resize the teeth that the crowns will go over and take impressions of your bite to fabricate a perfectly fitting device.
Once your teeth are prepared, your dentist places the prosthetic over them to check the fit. Then, they cement the crown or crowns to your teeth and make any final adjustments.
To replace your missing or weak teeth and reinforce your bite with crowns or bridges, call Advanced Implant Dentistry & MedSpa of North Shore or book a consultation online today.