Crowns & Bridges
Are you suffering from missing, damaged, or tooth decay? Oradent Associates is happy to offer crown and bridge services in Lincolnwood that will provide you with permanent relief. These comfortable, natural-looking devices will strengthen your bite and restore not only your smile, but your overall oral health.
What are Crowns?Dental crowns are caps that fit over individual teeth, strengthening them and preventing further damage to your natural teeth. Dental crowns can be utilized for a number of restorative purposes, such as:
- Filling replacement
- Fractured tooth repair
- Cover for dental implants
- Protection for damaged/weakened teeth
- Structure for poorly shaped/discolored teeth
- Restoration of teeth after root canal treatment
- Securing bridges in place
The Process of Getting CrownsGetting crowns will require more than one visit to our Lincolnwood dental dentist office to complete the process. We will first likely need to reshape your tooth in order for it to fit the crown. Then, after taking an impression of your mouth, we will send your mold to a dental laboratory where they will make a custom crown made specifically for you. We will place a temporary crown over your tooth while you await your permanent device. Once your crown arrives, you will return to our office to have the permanent fixture cemented into place, using a local anesthetic for proper care.
What are Bridges?Bridges are a set of prosthetic teeth that span across a gap of missing teeth in your bite. The dental bridge is secured to your natural teeth using crowns—each crown is attached to adjacent teeth on both sides of the bridge. Bridges are quite important, as they prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting to close the gap in your bite. You’ll also find that bridges make a few other improvements, such as:
- Providing structure for surrounding teeth
- Reducing pain in the jaw (caused by uneven bite)
- Improving your speech
- Recovering chewing mechanisms