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By White Eagle Family Dentist
July 12, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns   bridges  

Dealing with tooth loss or a fractured tooth? Crowns and bridges can help.

Do you often find yourself hiding your smile from the world around you? Well, if you are dealing with a missing tooth then you certainly might. We know how frustrating this problem can be, but did you know that there is a simple solution for filling that unsightly gap in your smile? Our Naperville, IL, family dentist, Dr. Joon Sun, offers crowns and bridges that could help you.

Crowns and Bridges

  • Are you dealing with cracked or broken teeth?
  • Are you missing a tooth?
  • Are you dealing with a weakened tooth?
  • Did you just get root canal treatment?
  • Do you have a misshapen or discolored tooth?

If you said “yes” to any of these questions above the crowns and bridges could just end up being the best decision you could make for your smile.

What are crowns and bridges?

While crowns can be placed without needing a dental bridge, these two are related to one another since crowns are necessary for the placement of a bridge. While crowns can be used to cover a tooth that is cosmetically flawed or has cracks or fractures, a dental bridge’s primary purpose is to fill the gap where your tooth once was with a false tooth. This false tooth is custom-made to fit your smile and to look just like the rest of your teeth so no one will even know that you have a bridge.

Of course, in order for a bridge to be placed, our Naperville dentist will need to check the health and integrity of the natural teeth lying on both sides of the gap. If these teeth are strong and healthy enough then crowns will be fabricated and made to fit over these teeth. Once the crowns are cemented into place, the false tooth (or pontic) will be placed where the missing tooth once was and then cemented to the crowns on either side of it.

White Eagle Family Dentistry in Naperville, IL, is dedicated to giving you the preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry you need to maintain a healthy smile for the long term. But don’t take our word for it; see for yourself by scheduling a consultation with us.