Dental Crowns and Bridges in Round Lake, IL
A Crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth – covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance.After ensuring proper look and fit, crown is permanently cemented by your family dentist to fully encase the visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Crown is made from various materials (such as ceramic, gold, resin and a mix of other noble metals) suitable for withstanding the biting and chewing forces that a normal tooth must endure. Ceramic crowns have the most natural appearance.
Normally, a crown procedure requires two visits to your dentist. The first visit involves examining and preparing the tooth after removing decay and unsupported tooth structure, and the second visit involves cementation of a permanent crown. You would go home with a temporary crown after the first visit so that you’re never without a tooth.
Proper dental home care including daily brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups and cleanings are required to maintain any restorations including crowns.
When do you need a dental crown?
- To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore broken or severely worn down tooth
- To protect a root canal treated tooth
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there is not a lot of tooth left
- To cosmetically improve the appearance of discolored and misshaped teeth.
- To restore a dental implant
- To secure a dental bridge in place
A dental bridge, also known as a fixed bridge, is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A Bridge is a false tooth or teeth, known as a pontic, which is fused between two teeth to fill in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. Fixed bridges do not have to be removed from your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures.
Bridges can also reduce your risk of gum disease, help improve bite and speech problems and prevent other teeth from shifting. Bridges require serious commitment to oral hygiene, but it can last as many as ten years or more.
With Dental Crowns & Bridges, you can restore your broken, missing and aesthetically non-appealing teeth with porcelain crowns and bridges.
We also offer dental implant retained crowns as an alternate to conventional bridges to replace missing teeth. This alternative option of Dental Implants is ideal in conditions of optimal bone width and height in healthy, non-smoking patients as you can avoid having to prepare adjacent healthy teeth to replace a missing tooth.
We accept most PPO Insurance plans and offer convenient monthly payment plans including 0% financing to help you obtain the treatment you need and smile more and be yourself.