The structure and strength of your teeth can change due to decay, trauma, wear and tear or extensive fillings that replace most of the tooth crown. In some cases, a tooth can’t be saved due to advanced gum disease that caused irreversible destruction of the underlying bone, severe decay, fractures or injury. Dental crowns or tooth caps in St. Charles, IL are a cost-effective choice for restoring function to damaged teeth, while dental bridges are ideal for replacing one or two missing teeth. At, our dentist Dr. Rick Brar is skilled in delivering restorative treatments to preserve an existing tooth or replace a missing one. Dental crowns and bridges are fabricated in porcelain or zirconia to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. Both options will enable you to resume eating foods comfortably without worrying about a compromised bite and/or missing smile.
When you lose a tooth, adjacent teeth may shift and cause misalignment or malocclusion (bad bite). A missing tooth in your lower jaw can cause a tooth in the upper jaw to shift down into that space, placing undue stress on your teeth and jaw joints, as well as pain and potential damage. Missing teeth can also cause decay in adjacent teeth, lead to bone loss and eventual facial changes as the jawbone collapses. A dental bridge is a natural-looking alternative to dental implants to replace one or two missing teeth. Most bridges are made of a pontic tooth (false tooth) in the center cemented to crowned surrounding (abutment) teeth on each side of the gap. Dr. Rick Brar prepares the abutment teeth in much the same way as a single crowned tooth and sends the impressions out to the dental lab to create the bridge. In addition to restoring oral function after tooth loss, a dental bridge in St. Charles, IL eliminates unsightly gaps in your smile, prevents remaining teeth from shifting and associated issues such as malocclusion.
We offer highly competitive pricing for crowns and bridges in St. Charles, IL. Dental bridges and crowns are typically partially covered by dental insurance, subject to your individual policy, deductibles and co-pays. Before you decide to get a crown or bridge, we’ll speak to your insurance company to determine how much is covered so you can make an informed decision based on your budget. We also offer third-party financing to help you afford any out-of-pocket costs. When you receive a custom crown or bridge from the seasoned dental team at Envision A Smile Dentistry, you’ll enjoy restored oral function and smile aesthetics for many years to come!
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