Crowns and Bridges

Dentist in Arlington Heights, IL

Crowns and Bridges exampleAt our office, our Arlington Heights dentists are able to assist you with crowns and bridges. Crowns and bridges are used to restore the function and appearance of your smile. They can be made entirely of tooth-colored material, metal or a combination of both to provide optimal strength and aesthetics.

Crown

A crown is a dental restoration cap that is placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are inadequate to restore form and function.

You would be a suitable candidate for crowns if you have teeth with large broken down fillings that need to be protected or wish to replace an older metal/porcelain crown with a metal-free tooth-colored crown. Crowns are also used after root canal therapy to help preserve aesthetic and tooth function of the remaining tooth.

Bridge

A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Replacing missing teeth is important to prevent the shifting of surrounding teeth and to preserve speech and eating functions. There are various types of bridge options that can be used to restore your smile. A bridge works by connecting a false tooth to anchoring teeth. Dental implants can also be used to support a bridge as well or to replace missing teeth.

Bridges provide an alternative to removable partial or full dentures as they can provide life-like aesthetics and stable chewing surfaces.

To determine if a crown or bridge is right for you, be sure to contact us.