Dental crowns are custom-made caps placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and appearance. Crowns are an ideal solution for protecting a weak tooth from breaking, holding together parts of a cracked tooth, or covering and supporting a tooth with a large filling when there is not a lot of enamel left. They can also be used to cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth, offering a cosmetic improvement to your smile.

Bridges, on the other hand, are used to span the space where one or more teeth are missing. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, with a false tooth or teeth in between. These false teeth can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials, and are anchored onto surrounding teeth or implants for support. Bridges not only restore the aesthetics of your smile but also your ability to chew and speak properly, distribute the forces in your bite correctly and prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.

The process for getting a crown or bridge typically involves two visits to our office. The first visit includes preparing the tooth or teeth involved, taking impressions for the custom crown or bridge, and placing a temporary cover. On the second visit, the temporary cover is removed, and your new crown or bridge is adjusted and cemented into place, ensuring a proper fit and comfortable bite.

Choosing dental crowns and bridges in Elgin, Illinois, offers several benefits:

• Restored functionality and appearance of your teeth, allowing you to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile
• Customized solutions designed to match the color and contour of your natural teeth for a seamless look
• Durable and long-lasting results, with proper care and maintenance
• Improved oral health by preventing future dental complications associated with damaged or missing teeth

If you are considering dental crowns or bridges, or if you have any concerns about your oral health, contact us today at 847-888-4334. Let Dr. Michael Bender help you achieve the smile you have always wanted with the care and expertise you deserve.