Crowns and Bridges

Park Ridge IL Dentist

Crowns and Bridges are cosmetic solutions that help restore your tooth functionality and appearance. They are permanently fixed in your mouth and attached to existing teeth. Crowns and Bridges can only be removed by a dentist.

Crowns

A crown is a dental restoration used to cover and protect a tooth. It strengthens the structure of a tooth usually following a restorative procedure, such as a root canal. A crown can also strengthen a cracked, chipped or weakened tooth. Traditionally Crowns are made of porcelain or a combination of materials and are created to match the color of your natural teeth for beautiful results. Our practice incorporates the most current E-max and Zirconium Crowns as part of treatment.

Crowns are often used in conjunction with root canal therapy, dental implants or as an anchor for a bridge.

Bridges

Dental bridges are custom-made restorations to replace one or more missing teeth, restore the natural contour of teeth, and produce a proper bite between your upper and lower teeth. It’s important to replace missing teeth to avoid shifting of surrounding teeth.

A dental bridge consists of two or more fabricated teeth that are secured by crowns on surrounding teeth. Dental bridges are custom-made to match your natural teeth for beautiful results. They are generally made of porcelain, gold alloys, or a combination of materials. There are a variety of fixed bridges such as conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Other types of bridges include removable bridges and implant bridges. For more information on the types of bridges or to find out if a bridge is the ideal solution for your missing tooth or teeth, please contact us.