What Are Crowns And Bridges?
By George Mui, DDS, Ltd. Gentle Dental Care
March 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentist in Mount Prospect wants you to knowrestorative dentistry

You may have heard or read a lot about dental crowns and bridges, but you’re still not entirely sure what they are and if they will work for you. If you have damaged teeth or are missing teeth, dental crowns and bridges can work wonders to improve your smile. Dr. George Mui at Gentle Dental in Mount Prospect, IL, wants to share the facts about dental crowns and bridges.

Your appearance is important, and a big part of how you look is your smile. If you’ve been embarrassed because of broken or missing teeth, it’s time to renew your smile. Dental crowns and bridges serve a dual purpose. They can make your smile beautiful again and make your smile strong again too!

Dental crowns are the treatment of choice if you have a tooth that is badly damaged or has a large, broken filling. Unlike fillings, a crown covers the entire visible part of your tooth with a strong cap, much like a suit-of-armor. Crowns protect your teeth from breaking. Conventional crown materials include porcelain-fused-to-metal or full porcelain. These crowns require up to two appointments.

Dental bridges are often used to replace more than one missing tooth. They are usually less expensive than dental implants and can restore both the strength and the beauty of your smile. The teeth on either side of the open space are crowned because they will be the support for the bridge. Your bridge will be cemented on to the supporting teeth, called abutments. The artificial teeth in between, known as pontics, fill in the open space, just like your natural teeth once did.

Dental crowns and bridges can enhance the beauty and restore the function of your smile. You don’t have to live with an embarrassing smile when you can fix it with a simple phone call. It’s time to call Dr. George Mui at Gentle Dental in Mount Prospect, IL, and get started on your new smile. Call today!