Crowns & Bridges in Glenview IL
Ever broken or lost a tooth? If so, we know how stressful that situation can be. Teeth can fracture due to trauma, decay, bruxism (grinding or clenching your teeth), or even simply biting into something hard. Sometimes the tooth can be fractured so severely that it can no longer be saved.
We understand that broken or missing teeth can affect your self-esteem and self-confidence. At Gallery Park Dental, we can restore your smile and self-confidence with the use of crowns and bridges.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, which is sometimes referred to as a “cap,” is used to restore a tooth to its natural size and shape. A crown acts as a shell and covers your natural tooth protecting it from fracturing or preventing a cracked tooth from further damage. A crown is often necessary when a tooth has been damaged so significantly that it can no longer be restored with a filling. Also, crowns are usually recommended after a tooth has had a root canal to prevent it from fracturing in the future. Crowns are made of either gold, porcelain ceramic, or porcelain ceramic with a metal substructure underneath. Drs. Rogers and Gripentrog use the most modern, advanced materials to create crowns to perfectly match the rest of your natural teeth.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A traditional bridge replaces missing teeth by attaching natural looking false teeth to crowns that are seating on top of adjacent teeth or implants. Unlike dentures or partial dentures, bridges are permanently cemented in the mouth and cannot be removed by the patient. Missing teeth can often cause problems with chewing or speaking, not to mention be esthetically unpleasing. Additionally, if missing teeth are not immediately replaced, adjacent teeth may begin to shift into the open space which can be difficult to correct in the future. Dental bridges are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and restore beautiful smiles.
Interested in a Crown or Bridge?
If you have damaged or missing teeth, please call our Glenview dental office today. Dr. Rogers and Dr. Gripentrog will evaluate your condition and decide what options are best for you. Also, Gallery Park Dental offers a variety of payment options to make treatment affordable to you. Don’t wait, call today!