Learn more about how these two restorations restore damaged and missing teeth.
Even though teeth are incredibly strong, problems can still arise over the years that can lead to cracks, fractures, or even missing teeth. If you are currently dealing with one of these issues, then chances are good that our Naperville, IL, dentist, Dr. Joon Sun, may recommend a crown or a bridge. If you are wondering how these restorations work and whether your smile could benefit from them, you’ve come to the right place!
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a hollow, customized tooth-shaped cap that is designed to fit over a tooth to become its new outer layer. A crown is placed over a weak or damaged tooth to help restore resiliency and functionality. After all, a damaged tooth is susceptible to further damage if a crown isn’t placed over it.
While crowns are typically restorative in nature, they also offer cosmetic benefits, as well. If you have a tooth that is deformed, oddly shaped, or severely discolored, you may be embarrassed by your smile, as a result. Fortunately, a dental crown can be placed over this tooth to completely transform it so that it looks like the rest of your beautiful, healthy teeth.
Am I right for a dental crown?
If you are dealing with a damaged tooth or a tooth that requires a serious cosmetic makeover, then dental crowns may be right for you. Our Naperville, IL, dentist will be able to tell you during your consultation whether or not this dental cap can improve the appearance and health of your smile.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is another custom-fitted dental prosthetic that is designed to replace one or two teeth in a row by filling the gap with a pontic, or false tooth. In order to do this, we will need to use dental crowns to support the bridge. On either side of this prosthetic are two specially crafted crowns. These crowns will be cemented into place over healthy natural teeth that sit on both sides of the gap. These crowns will also stabilize and hold the false tooth in place.
Am I right for a dental bridge?
If you are missing a single tooth or two teeth in a row but the rest of your smile is strong and healthy, then a dental bridge may be the best option for replacing your missing teeth. If you want to treat your tooth loss quickly without having to undergo surgery, this treatment may be for you!
White Eagle Family Dentistry in Naperville, IL, wants to provide every member of your family with the proper dental care they require. Whether you want to find out if crowns or bridges are right for you or you just need to schedule a routine cleaning, call our office today at (630) 978-9005 to book your next appointment!