Dental Crowns & Bridges

Chicago, Illinois

If you're dealing with damaged or missing teeth, Bristle Dental Studio is here to help. We proudly offer a range of restorative dentistry solutions, including dental crowns and bridges, to help our Chicago patients revitalize their smiles. Our dedicated team pays attention to every detail to deliver durable restorations with beautifully natural results!

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that covers a tooth's entire visible portion, including the front, back, and sides. At Bristle Dental Studio, we offer the latest crown materials, including porcelain and E-max. Our experienced dentists will help you determine the type of crown right for your unique needs.

Crowns serve numerous purposes. They protect what's remaining of a tooth, rebuild a tooth's original strength and function, and make aesthetic modifications in terms of a tooth's shape, color, size, or overall appearance. Whether you have deep decay, a cracked or damaged tooth, or have had a root canal treatment, a dental crown will restore the affected tooth's health, beauty, and function.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is designed to "bridge" a space left by one or more adjacent teeth. It comes with one or several natural-looking replacement teeth supported by crowns placed on natural teeth or dental implants on either side of the gap. Dental bridges are made from the same aesthetic materials as dental crowns, delivering seamless results.

Dental bridges offer numerous benefits. Filling a gap in your smile keeps the neighboring teeth from shifting out of alignment, lowering your risk of crooked teeth or problems with the bite. Your replacement teeth also redistribute your chewing and biting forces, reducing the strain on your remaining teeth. Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge will allow for better chewing and speech and restore your healthy, confident smile!

What Is the Dental Crown or Bridge Placement Process?

A dental crown or bridge typically requires two appointments to complete. The first visit involves reshaping the damaged tooth or the teeth adjacent to the gap in preparation for your crown or bridge placement. Next is taking digital impressions of the area our dental lab will use to fabricate your restoration. Meanwhile, we’ll place a temporary crown or bridge to protect your prepared teeth as you wait.

When your dental crown or bridge is ready, we will ensure it provides a perfect fit and match to your natural teeth, then cement it in place. The last step is making any needed adjustments for your comfort. Once in place, your new crown or bridge will look and function like your natural teeth.

Caring for a Dental Crown or Bridge

It's important to maintain good oral hygiene just as you would with your natural teeth. That involves regular brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. It’s also important to avoid eating hard foods like nuts, and ice, so you don't accidentally damage your new restoration.

We encourage you to visit Bristle Dental Studio twice a year for your professional dental exam and cleaning. During your visits, we will remove plaque and tartar buildup around your teeth and restorations. We will also monitor your dental crown or bridge to ensure it stays in tip-top shape.

Dental Crowns and Bridges Near Me

If you'd like to learn more about restoring damaged or missing teeth with dental crowns or bridges, contact Bristle Dental Studio in Chicago, IL. Our friendly team will evaluate your unique needs and recommend the ideal solution to restore your smile.

Call our office at 312.620.7733 to book your appointment or request one online today!

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