Dental crowns and bridges are quite common. In fact, 15 million Americans rely on crowns and bridges as replacements for missing teeth, reports the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. The experienced dentists at Montrose Dental Group in the Ravenswood and Lakeview area of Chicago use the latest digital technology and most aesthetic materials for creating natural-looking crowns and bridges. Call to make an appointment to replace a missing tooth — or several — with new crowns and bridges that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
A dental crown, also called a "cap," fits over the top of a damaged tooth. It's designed in the shape of the original tooth and can enhance the strength and appearance of a cracked, decayed, or broken tooth. A dental crown fits completely over a damaged tooth and gets cemented into place so the original tooth is completely encased.
The experienced dentists at Montrose Dental Group may suggest a crown for several reasons. A crown can cover an oddly shaped or discolored tooth, or a dental implant. It can also replace a large filling or restore a fractured tooth.
In addition to making a natural tooth look better, a crown provides added support to a weak tooth. Teeth with large fillings and little natural tooth remaining are especially susceptible to breaking, but a crown can prevent this from happening.
Many adults are great candidates for dental crowns, for both cosmetic and restorative reasons. Whether you need a crown to fix the appearance of a tooth, strengthen a weak tooth, or both, a dental crown can protect your teeth for years to come.
Montrose Dental Group commonly uses dental bridges to fill in a space when you’re missing one or more natural teeth. Bridges can be attached to crowns or natural teeth to anchor them in place, but traditional bridges typically consist of one or more artificial teeth that attach to dental crowns.
Implant-supported bridges are another option when you need to replace more than one missing tooth. Instead of crowns that fit over an existing tooth and anchor a bridge, you can get dental implants to hold your bridge in place. Implants are artificial teeth that your dentist permanently attaches to your jawbone with a metal post and a sculpted tooth that matches your natural ones.
Bridges attached to implants are secure, comfortable, and look and function most like your natural teeth. The team at Montrose Dental Group uses the newest digital technologies to prepare and create your crowns and bridges, and only the most aesthetically pleasing materials.
Replacing missing teeth can save the integrity of your natural teeth and keep your mouth healthy and functioning properly. If you have cracked, missing, or misshapen teeth, don’t put off an appointment for crowns and bridges. Call the office today.