Dental Crowns Chicago
A crown is a restoration that covers the tooth, restoring it to its original size and shape. Crowns are used when teeth are broken, badly decayed or shaped incorrectly. Our doctors may recommend a crown when your tooth is cracked, to support a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining, to guard a weak tooth, to strengthen a tooth after a root canal or to attach a bridge.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, in a color that matches your teeth. They are also made from gold and silver colored metal alloys, or porcelain fused to an underlying metal structure. All-porcelain crowns have a look that mimics the natural appearance of the surrounding teeth.
The dentist will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it until the permanent crown can be made. On your next office visit, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is cemented into place.
Dental Bridges Chicago
A missing tooth can not only change the appearance of your face, causing you to look older, but it can also affect the way you speak and chew, placing additional stress on the other teeth in your mouth. Missing teeth can also cause functional and problems for patients. Bridges are used to fill gaps between the teeth. By replacing missing teeth, bridges offer significant advantages for patients’s complete dental health like improving bite problems, reducing risk of bone loss, prevent the movement of remaining teeth and reducing the risk of tooth decay.
Porcelain fixed bridges are the most popular because they closely replicate the look and feel of natural teeth. This type of dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. At Private Dental Services, we use the latest technology and finest materials available to produce porcelain fixed bridges that offer superior fit, function and aesthetics.
When one of our dentists recommends a bridge, he will prepare the teeth on either side of the space to receive crowns. An impression of the area will be made. The impression is sent to a lab for creation of the bridge. A temporary bridge is placed in the area. During another office visit the dentist will remove the temporary bridge, and make sure the permanent bridge fits properly. Any necessary adjustments are made, and then the permanent bridge is cemented into place.
Advantages of Dental Bridges
- Restored dental functionality
- Virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth
- Restoring proper bite balance
- Improving the ability to eat normally
- Filling gaps in a patient’s smile
- Resolving speech difficulties
- Maintaining the shape of the face
- Preventing remaining teeth from drifting out of position